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Travel & Leisure

Myanmar's domestic tourism rises, but foreigners still scarce

Effects of pandemic and 2021 coup still hinder once vibrant travel sector

(Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

During the long holiday period celebrating the country's New Year water festival, known locally as Thingyan, hotels in popular destinations were very crowded and long lines were seen at long-distance bus and train ticket counters.

Myanmar is still being shunned by many foreign tourists, a situation that has pushed local hotel operators to focus on domestic travelers.

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