Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Over 30,000 foreigners visit Myanmar's world-known pagoda in May

YANGON, June 17 (Xinhua) -- A total of 30,436 foreigners visited Myanmar's world-known Shwedagon pagoda in May alone this year, according to the pagoda's Board of Trustees Tuesday.

During the one-month period, visitors from Thailand topped with 6,700 followed by the Chinese with about 3,000 and the Koreans with 2,200.

On average 980 foreigners visited per day and the entrance fee for foreign visitors amounted to eight U.S.dollars. In April, over 31,000 tourists visited the pagoda, in which Thai visitors stood at 5,865.

Shwedagon Pagoda is a repository of the best in Myanmar heritage - architecture, sculpture and arts. It consists of hundreds of colorful temples, stupas and statues that reflect the architectural era spanning almost a 2,500 years.

source: Global Post
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