Nyaungshwe, Myanmar to Open Night Market for Tourism

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Eleven reports that Nyaungshwe in southern Shan State, Myanmar will spend up to K200 million (USD 153,000) to open a night market early next year; as a tourist attraction and to benefit regional development, according to Myanmar Restaurant Owners Association (Inlay Zone).

The Nyaungshwe night market will have various shops selling traditional handicrafts and local products. There will also be a swimming pool, a children’s sport grounds, and traditional handcraft workshops.

“The night market was first planned to open in October this year. But we are now planning to open it in January. The aim is to attract foreign visitors and develop the region,” said Myo Min Zaw, Chair of the Association.

The project is being implemented by Myanmar Hoteliers Association and Myanmar Restaurant Owners Association. However, the night market will be operating mainly under the directive of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

Full story at Eleven.

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