Myanmar named “Top Country” by Wanderlust Travel Awards

Readers of a British travel magazine, Wanderlust, have chosen Myanmar as the top travel destination for the Wanderlust Travel Awards 2013.

According to the announcement released on February 1, Myanmar took the top spot with 96.98% in ranking this year.

Myanmar is followed by Peru, New Zealand, Bhutan, Jordan, Namibia, Chile, Iceland, Vietnam, Botswana, and Chile.

Hoi An, Vietnam was chosen as the top ten city while Bagan, Myanmar stood in the fourth place.

Political changes in the country have resulted in the increase in the tourism industry. According to statistics from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, the country received over 1.6 million visitors in 2012.

Although visitor arrivals have been increasing significantly, tourism industry experts say the country still lacks basic infrastructures and tourism services.

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