06 Feb '12, 11am

Myanmar opening up to tourists

Myanmar opening up to tourists

BANGKOK: Myanmar looks poised to become the newest hot spot for travellers to Southeast Asia, after decades of isolation. But amid optimism at the recent changes in the country, there are concerns that existing infrastructure may prove inadequate. Jetting around the country in a private six-seater plane may sound a bit strange, but it is now for one's taking. This luxury 3-night-4-day tour through Myanmar emphasises the cultural heritage of the nation - its unspoiled landscapes and ancient temples. A little under US$6,000 per person for a group of six, the tour package comes at a time when the country is opening itself up politically and economically. Willem Niemeijer, CEO of Khiri Travel, said: "There are enormous changes in Myanmar right now. The perception of Myanmar right now... is that you are able to visit Myanmar freely - a lot of difference from when Myanmar was a ...

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