17 Mar New tourist lure on Thai-Myanmar border

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The Thai authorities see tourism opportunities in Thai-Myanmar border crossing points. The Mae Sai-Tachilek border crossing in Chiang Rai Province in northern Thailand. Photo: Adman Oswell/EPA

Thai authorities are considering promoting a Thai-Myanmar border checkpoint in the lower central part of the country as another Thai tourist attraction, reports Xinhua on March 16.

According to Provincial Governor Veera Sriwattanatrakul, the Daan Singkhorn Thai-Myanmar border checkpoint in Prachuab Kirikhan province could be developed into a new tourist attraction for both Thai and foreign visitors.

The border checkpoint, located at the western end of a 12-kilometre strip between the Thai shoreline straddling the Gulf of Thailand and Myanmar's mountainous Tanintharyi region, has the potentials of being another tourist spot and at the same time serve as the gateway to southern Myanmar, according to Mr Veera.

The site could be promoted both as a trading and tourist attraction, according to the governor. He said up to five million Thais per year are expected to visit the border checkpoint on their way to Myanmar.

Last modified on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 10:27