Steady increase in visitor numbers since 2012 and simultaneous planning to expand Yangon airport and build another, development of public infrastructure is a top priority and shelved hotel projects are coming back on-line.
The country ‘s wealth of historical sites, culture and traditions, and breath-taking natural scenery provide clear potential for the tourism sector to continue to grow rapidly for many years ahead.
Myanmar leisure tourism segment caters primarily to adventurous travellers who tend to fly into Yangon but spend most of their time elsewhere. The most popular draws for these travellers are the former royal capital of Mandalay, the medieval temples of Bagan, the picturesque fishing villages of Inle Lake and cruises up the Irrawaddy River.
The Bagan“ temple route “ has emerged as one of the country’s leading attractions outsides Yangon. Located near Mandalay, it has the largest ,most densely-clustered collection of Buddhist religious structures in the world. The view of Bagan’s Temples and Stupas rising from the jungle, with the backdrop of barren mountains, has become one of the defining images of Myanmar, and one of its most obvious tourism marketing destinations.
There are many other locations with potential for adventure tourism, from Myanmar’s part of the Himalayas to the more than 800 islands of the Mergui Archipelago, stretching south-east towars Thailand’s popular Phuket resort.Myanmar also has some world-class beaches that are attracting local and international visitors.