- Tourism in Burma
Tourism in Burma (Myanmar) is a slowly developing sector. Although
Burmapossesses great tourist potential and attractions in many fields, much of the industry remains to be developed. Also, the number of visitors to Burma are comparatively small compared to her neighbours - even outpaced by Laos. This is primarily due to its current political situation
Tourism in Burma has been developed mainly by the government, but many private enterprises do exist, catering to a wide range of tourists.
Pyin U Lwin
World's Largest Reclining Buddha at Mudon
Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park
Popa National Park
Burma's pro-democracy leader,
Aung San Suu Kyihas, in the past, asked for tourism to be boycotted. However, she has not asserted this view recently. This might be due to public opinion being in favour of tourism. Other pro-democracy activists, such as Ma Thanegi, advocate small scale tourism, and careful spending.
On the other hand, other democracy advocates demand a complete boycott of tourism to Burma. Although this is appearantly more popular to advocates due to Burma's crisis, it is being seen as ineffective, as it causes more harm to the people than to the government.
Certain tour books, such as
Lonely Planet, cover Burma, stating that it provides balanced information and spending methods to get the money into the hands of the people, while some, such as Rough Guides, refuse to publish on Burma.
* [http://www.tourismmyanmar.com Tourism Myanmar]
* [http://www.myanmartravelinformation.com/ Myanmar Travel Information]
* [http://www.myanmar-tourism.com/ Myanmar Tourism Promotion Board]
* [http://www.myanmartourex.com/travel_myanmar_destinations/myanmar_eco_tourism_sites/eco_tourism_myanmar_alaung_kathapa_national_park.shtml Ecotourism Destinations in Myanmar]
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