Hotels and tourism in Myanmar – There can be little doubt that the hotels and tourism will play a key role in Myanmar’s future economic development. Myanmar possesses 2,823 km of largely untouched coastline, and is home to a myriad of cultural and historical attractions. The country stretches from the foothills of the Himalayas to just north of Phuket and has the potential to become a leading holiday destination in South East Asia. Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake are already hugely popular Myanmar tourist attractions, whereas the western coastline and the Myeik Archipelago in the south – home to some eight-hundred remote islands – are yet to be explored. There are also opportunities in heritage redevelopment, especially in Yangon where many of the city’s colonial buildings are in need of restoration.