The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism is introducing a star rating system at hotels across the country, a ministry spokesperson said.
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Tourist arrivals hit a record high for the second year running in 2011, rising more than 20 percent, figures from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism show.
The 2012 Naga New Year festival is expected to attract more than twice as many tourists as in recent years.
During the winter months, when rainfall is scarce in Myanmar, the Ayeyarwady River retreats to its mother channel, becoming quite narrow in some areas and impassably shallow in others.
Bagan's nightlife is about as fast-paced as its horse carts but this looks set to change with the recent opening of a night market.
A number of new resorts have recently opened their doors at Inle Lake and Ngapali Beach to cope with the influx of high-end tourists this peak season.
The temples of Bagan appear to now have some competition, with tourism authorities in the ancient city trumpeting a new site for tourists: a forest of native hardwood trees.
A luxury river boat began its first services on the Yangon River, with two packages for those looking to explore the environs of the city.
A Mobile phone rental service aimed at tourists has been expanded to Bagan’s Nyaung-U airport, a spokesperson from Yatanarpon Mobile Rental Service said.
Like a headache that just won’t quit, an extra long monsoon in Yangon can seriously test even the most rain-loving expatriate’s patience.
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