Myanmar has appointed Paing Takhon, a model and
actor, as Tourism Ambassador, responsible for promoting Myanmar to
the Thai market.
Paing began his entertainment career in 2014
as a runway model and in 2018 he was featured in BuzzFeed's "23 Stunning South Asian Men That Are Too Gorgeous For
Words". In 2019, he ranked second in The Myanmar Times "Top
10 Actors" list.
Paing Takhon has become popular in Thailand and several Thai Television
channels and magazines have covered him in their entertainment
section. In August, he was invited to his first meet and greet with
Thai fans in Bangkok.
Thailand tourist arrivals are the second largest
among the international arrivals into Myanmar after China.
There are about
25 daily direct flights between Thailand (Bangkok and Chiang Mai)
and Myanmar (Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyitaw).
“We are very glad to have Pai Takhon as Tourism
Ambassador for Myanmar – he can promote Myanmar among the youth
population in Thailand. We also plan to introduce fabulous new
destinations to the Thai Market,” said
May Myat Mon Win, Chairperson
of Myanmar Tourism Marketing.