The Mandalay Region Directorate of Hotels and Tourism is expecting more than 500,000 tourists to visit the Mandalay Region this fiscal year, according to a report in Myawady Daily yesterday.
According to the record, more than 200,000 tourists visited the Mandalay Region from January through the first week of May 2018. Most tourists were from China, as well as France, Thailand, Germany, the United States, Italy, Japan and South Korea.
Mandalay hosted more than 300,000 tourists in 2016, while the region welcomed more than 500,000 tourists in 2017. Therefore, the department is expecting more than 500,000 tourists to visit Mandalay this year.
The Mandalay Region Directorate of Hotels and Tourism is establishing new destinations and supervising systematically the sustainable development of the environment conservation programme.
Top tourist attractions in the city include the Mandalay Hill, Mya Nan San Kyaw Golden Palace, Maha Muni Buddha Image and U Being Bridge.