Bagan-Lumbini direct flight plans to operate
NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ANN) - Aviation authorities are planning to run direct flights between Bagan and Lumbini for Buddhist pilgrims.
Aviation authorities are planning to run direct flights between Bagan and Lumbini for Buddhist pilgrims, according to the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism.
“We are trying to arrange a pilgrimage from Angkor Wat, Bagan, Lumbini, Gaya, Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Sri Lanka to Shwe Dagon Pagoda. We learnt that an international airport will be opened in Lumbini in May. So the visit to Lumbini, where the Buddha was born, will be easier for Myanmar pilgrims. We are trying to introduce a trip to Lumbini through Angkor Wat-Bagan direct flight, which will start in October,” said Tin Latt, Deputy Minister for Hotel and Tourism.
Myanmar and Nepal signed the MoUs to promote the tourism sector in 2019 and Nepal is announced the plan “Visit Nepal in 2020” to introduce travel destinations in its country.
There are many places in Nepal where tourists have taken interest to visit and Lumbini is a place where many Myanmar pilgrims visited. Nepal is planning to open “Siddhartha Gautama” International Airport in Lumbini for tourists and Buddhist pilgrims.