TRAVEL GAZETTE – Myanmar expects 500,000 tourists to come to Mandalay in 2016, official media has reported.
The 500,000 out of 5 million tourists to the country are also expected to visit Bagan Cultural Zone, according to the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism.
Tourists arrivals to Mandalay have increased from October 2015 to March 2016. Most tourists are American, French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Thai and Chinese.
Mandalay International Airport is directly linked with Thailand, India and China. Tourists who entered Mandalay through direct flights from these countries in 2015 was over 120,000 .
Tourists to Mandalay mostly visit Mya Nan San Kyaw Golden Palace, Mandalay Hill, Maha Muni Pagoda, U Bein Bridge, the Golden Temple, Atumashi Monastery, the Thatahtarna Pagodas, gold embroidery business and gold foil business.
Tourists also used to travel to Mandalay by vehicles and motorbikes through the Mandalay Muse Union Highway and the Mandalay- Tamu Highway.