Myanmar Bans Beach Tours Amid COVID-19

Yangon – The Ayeyarwady regional government has banned tour groups from visiting popular beaches at Chaungtha and Ngwesaung and Gawyingyi Island after Myanmar reported two COVID-19 cases. The decision was made after an urgent proposal by parliamentarian U Khin Win to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. All tours to beaches like Shwe Thaung Yan […]

Feasibility study needed for Sal Eain Tan beach, says minister

A feasibility study will be made before any investment into the tourism infrastructure of Sal Eain Tan beach two hours south of Yangon. The beach, in Kungyankon Township, and located near the now dilapidated Letkokkon beach resort built by the military government in the 1990s, has become a popular weekend getaway for Yangonites in recent […]

A Close-Up Look at Mergui Archipelago’s Nascent Eco-Tourism Industry

With its pristine natural islands and Moken “sea gypsy” tribes—whose way of life is rapidly disappearing—the Mergui Archipelago has long held a special fascination as a travel destination for outsiders. Myeik town itself is famous for its pearl shops, edible-nest swiftlet, fish, shrimp and crab farms, as well its British colonial-era structures. A walk around […]

Ngwe Saung Luxury Project Eyes Dec. 2017 Start

A luxury resort project which includes villas and a five-star hotel along Ngwe Saung beach in Ayeyarwaddy region has begun. The project is located on 160 acres of land in Bu Kwey Gyi village in Ngwe Saung and aims to be the first holiday villa project in Myanmar, U Soe Thiha Hlaing, executive director of […]

Ngapali Beach, Mrauk Oo to See Extra Police Force

The Myanmar Police Force (MPF) will deploy more tourist police in Thandwe and Mrauk Oo in Rakhine state due to the rising number of tourists in those areas. The areas that will see beefed up security are Thandwe, Kyauktaw, Ngapali Junction, Mazin Airport, Mrauk Oo Archaeology Museum, Shiqthaung Pagoda and Mrauk Oo Airport. The tourists […]