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YANGON (AFP) - Myanmar launched online visa applications on September 1 promising an end to long waits for permits to visit the emerging tourist destination as it tries to lure five million visitors a year by 2015.

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The Myanmar Chefs' Association team is celebrating its fourth award this year at an international event, after winning bronze at the Pattaya City Culinary Challenge in Thailand.

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Hotels, guesthouses and restaurants will not receive planning permission in the UNESCO World Heritage list inscribed Pyu Ancient Cities, said the director general of the Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Libraries.

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US Secretary of State John Kerry at the Shwedagon Pagoda on August 10. The number of foreign visitors to the most revered Buddhist site in Myanmar rose by more than 31,000 in June and July over the same months in 2013. Photo: Nyain Thit Nyi/Mizzima

Myanmar's growing popularity as a year-round tourist destination has been highlighted by figures showing an increase in the number of foreign visitors to the Shwedagon Pagoda in June and July over the same months last year.

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COMMUNAL violence in Rakhine State has been blamed for a sharp decline in the number of tourists visiting the site of its ancient capital, Mrauk U.

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Myanmar’s tourism industry shifts into higher gear

With total international arrivals of some 1 million for the very first time in 2012, Myanmar’s tourist industry shifts into higher gear with an expected increase of up to 50 percent in 2013. Especially, the organizing of the SEA Games pushes the numbers in December 2013, while in 2014 tourist arrival to Myanmar as the last frontier to discover will surely continue to rise. But compared to neighboring Thailand with its expected 26 million tourists this year, Myanmar is still in its infancy to attract mass tourism.

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