Flat ground around Shwetagone Pagoda

Myanmar to hold ethnics culture festival early next year

Myanmar will hold an ethnics culture and tourism promotion festival in Yangon in January next year to promote ethnic nationalities’ traditional culture and their products, Myanmar News Agency reported Monday. The festival, scheduled for Jan. 25 to 29, will be supervised by the Myanmar Ethnic Entrepreneurs Association (MEEA). Minister of Ethnic Affairs Nai Thet Lwin expressed hope at a function on Sunday that all the ethnic people would be united…

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First flight from Italy to Myanmar

EI EI THU 30 OCT 2018 An air link between Italy and Myanmar will be established starting tomorrow. Milan-based Neos Spa, an Italian leisure airline, will begin flying the route with a chartered Boeing 767 every Wednesday. The flight will stop over in Phu Quoc, Vietnam before landing at Yangon International Airport. Neos will be the first airline to fly from Europe to Myanmar even as the number of western tourists…

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Netherlands issues all-clear for Ngapali beach

The Netherlands government has lifted its travel warning on Ngapali beach in Thande township, Rakhine State, declaring the world famous beach to be safe for visitors, but it has kept its travel warning on the ancient city of Mrauk-U. Mrauk-U and Ngapali beach are the most famous tourist destinations in Rakhine, where travel warnings have been issued by most European countries following the outbreak of violence in northern Rakhine in August…

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Residents gear for Mt Phon Kan Razi clean-up

A Campaign to clean up Mt Phon Kan Razi in Puta-o township of Kachin State will be launched next month to make the icy mountainous region more conducive to tourism. The first stage of the campaign will start on November 2 at the mountain, which is about 50 miles from Puta-o, but the town provides the easiest access and safest route to the mountain, which has become a major tourist…

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Myanmar tourism rolls out red carpet

The first tourists from Japan, South Korea and China to take advantage of Myanmar’s easing of visa rules enjoyed a VIP welcome at Yangon Airport Wednesday. A celebration at the airport welcomed travellers flying in from Japan and Korea, who were among the first to enjoy a visa-free privilege that was introduced on Monday. The Japanese passengers arrived on TG303, a codeshare flight with ANA that sponsored the welcome celebration…

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Bagan to start using e-ticket entrance fee system Monday

The government will begin collecting entrance fees to the ancient Bagan heritage zone using an e-ticket system starting on Monday, according to the Bagan Archaeology and National Museum Department. The new system is being installed by Shin Than Thu Co Ltd, a public company that won the tender earlier this month, U Aung Aung Kyaw, director of the department, said on Thursday. Shin Than Thu won with a bid of…

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