70,000 Chinese tourists in Myanmar
Over 1million travelers have flocked to Myanmar last year , compared with about 816,000 visitors in 2011 .
Income from tourism in the country has shown surprising growth year on year , registering an increase of 67 per cent of revenue. The total tourism income for 2012 was $ 534 million compared to U.S. $ 319 million in 2011.
Foreign investmentDespite reports of infrastructure overwhelmed by the sudden rise in the number of visitors, officials say they are not worried , and remain optimistic about foreign investment in the industry.
"Since the new investment law was passed last year, many foreign investors have asked about the situation ," said Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism manager Khin Than Win CNN, adding that the
Structures in MyanmarDepartment focuses on the development of human resources, transportation and hotels. numbers
According to official statistics , there are currently 28,291 hotel rooms in Myanmar. The ministry is working on a project for the development of 5 star Hoang Anh Vietnamese society Gia Lai Hotel .
Thais beat the Chinese for most visitors by nationality. About 90,000 Thais, 70,000 Chinese and 37,000 American tourists visited Myanmar last year.
Visitors are MenVisitors are mostly men , the male-female ratio visitors to 62 percent to 38 percent. high hopes
The Department expects many more in 2013.
"We expect the growth in tourism to continue further and expect to receive 1.5 million tourist arrivals this year ," said Khin Than Win , citing new visas on arrival as an additional reason for the increasing rapidly. Ed Nations and several other organizations have reported consistent and systematic human rights violations in the country
Early civilizations in Burma included the Tibeto-Burman language Pyu in Upper Burma and Monday in Lower Burma.  In the 9th century , the Burmans of the Nanzhao Kingdom entered the high valley of the Irrawaddy , and after the creation of the Pagan Empire in the 1050s , language and Burmese culture slowly became dominant in the countries . During this period, Theravada Buddhism gradually became the dominant religion of the country.
The Pagan Empire fell due to the Mongol invasion (1277-1301) , and several warring states emerged. In the second half of the 16th century , the Taungoo Dynasty reunified the country was for a brief period the largest empire in the history of Asia Southeast.  The early 19th century Konbaung Dynasty ruled over an area that includes modern Burma and briefly controlled Manipur and Assam as well .
History of MyanmarThe British conquered Burma after three Anglo - Burmese wars in the 19th century and the country became a British colony (part of India until 1937 , then a colony administered separately). Burma became an independent nation in 1948 , first as a democratic nation, then, after a coup in 1962, a military dictatorship that officially ended in 2011. For most of its independent years, many ethnic groups in the country were involved in one of the longest unresolved civil wars in the world . Meanwhile, newly released statistics from the tourism UnitMyanmar 2012 show a dramatic increase in the number of visitors and revenue incoming travel.more information here
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