Nov 12, 2012

Nay Pyi Taw gears up for package tours

Myanmar wants to make its administrative capital, Nay Pyi Taw, a tourist destination, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism said.

The government wants the city included in package tours to the country.

“There are regular flights to and from Nay Pyi Taw. Moreover, Bagan, Mandalay and Inlay can be reached by car from the city. It has a hot spring and trekking routes from which Loikaw and Pinlaung can be accessible by car. Then one can go to Inlay,” said Htay Aung, Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism.

Myanmar’s major tourist attractions are Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Inlay and Ngapali but tourists have shown interest in Nay Pyi Taw, where government offices are located. The city is frequented by diplomats, foreign guests and businessmen.

Nay Pyi Taw has built an international airport and a hotel zone.

Myanmar is due to host the Asean Summit and a series of other Asean meetings in Nay Pyi Taw in 2014.

Source: 11 Media Group