A total of 30,436 foreigners visited Shwedagon pagoda in May this year, according to the pagoda’s Board of Trustees.
During the period, visitors from Thailand topped the table with 6,700 visitors, followed by the Chinese with about 3,000 and South Koreans with 2,200.
On an average, 980 foreigners visited per day and the entrance fee for foreign visitors is $8 – meaning a $240,000 in tourism receipts for Myanmar.
In April, over 31,000 tourists visited the pagoda, with 5,865 Thais visiting the top tourist attraction in the Southeast Asian country.
Shwedagon Pagoda is a repository of the best in Myanmar heritage – architecture, sculpture and arts. It consists of hundreds of colourful temples, stupas and statues that reflect the architectural era spanning almost 2,500 years.