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Myan­mar and Thai­land signed a col­lab­o­ra­tion agree­ment to boost tourism routes con­nect­ing an­cient cities of the two na­tions, re­ported the Bangkok Post. Myan­mar signed a me­moran­dum of un­der­stand­ing with Thai­land's Des­ig­nated Ar­eas for Sus­tain­able Tourism Ad­min­is­tra­tion (Dasta) ear­lier this month to en­cour­age sus­tain­able and cul­tural travel routes con­nect­ing old cities in the two na­tions. Un­der the MoU, Dasta and au­thor­i­ties of Myeik in Myan­mar will to­gether de­velop and pro­mote tourism plans by link­ing his­tor­i­cal sites from the an­cient Dvar­a­vati pe­riod, a pow­er­ful king­dom that flour­ished from the 6th to the 11th cen­turies. The first phase of the tourism pro­ject will in­clude five routes from Thai­land's U Thong an­cient city through western Thai­land to Myan­mar’s Taninthary­i, an an­cient city. The name of the five routes are U Thong-Suphan Buri, U Thong-Kan­chanaburi, U Thong-Nakhon Pathom, U Thong-Prachuap Khiri Khan and U Thong-Myeik, ac­cord­ing to the Bangkok Post. The routes will be man­aged un­der the Global Sus­tain­able Tourism Coun­cil's cri­te­ria to sus­tain nat­u­ral and cul­tural re­sources.

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