Archaeological Survey of India Begins Restoring Five Buddhist Pagodas in Bagan, Myanmar; Dipen Barua; Buddhist Door

Part of a larger program to repair quake-damaged Buddhist monuments…

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India Helps Myanmar Restore Bagan Pagodas; Outlook India

Myanmar’s latest UNESCO World Heritage site, Bagan, has over 3,000 Buddhist monuments dating between 11th and 13th centuries…

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India starts restoration of five Bagan pagodas; Kyaw Ko Ko; Myanmar Times

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has started the restoration of five pagodas in Bagan’s ancient cultural zone, the Archaeology and National Museum Department in Bagan said in a statement.

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Must Visit: These Are The Largest Buddhist Temples In The World; Aastha Maheshwari; CEO World

Buddhism, the world’s fourth-largest religion and philosophy with over 520 million followers, was founded in 5th century BC by Siddhartha Gautama popular as Lord Buddha. Based on the teachings of Lord Buddha, Buddhism talks about the journey of life and realistic observation suffering and ways to end this suffering to attain the nirvana. Founded in…

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On the Road to Mandalay; Outlook India

Manipur and Mandalay gets a little closer with the soon to be introduced bus service between Indian and Myanmar…

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Myanmar Tourism Gets a Second Chance: Is It Ready for It?;  Raini Hamdi; Skift

A second wave of tourism is emerging for Myanmar as international attention on its acts of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority wanes. A tsunami Second chance for Myanmar Tourism…

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Bagan, Myanmar’s Best Sunrise and Sunset Spots; Kristin; Be My Travel Muse

Bagan, Myanmar is a dream. Here’s how to experience it without the crowds, especially for the famous sunrise with balloons.

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China’s Contribution To Renovate Myanmar’s World Heritage Site Strengthen Their Friendship; Xinhua

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MTF 2020 shifts dates; Don Ross; TTR Weekly

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Myanmar Archaeologists Object to Construction Near Ancient Pagodas in Bagan; Zue Zue; Irrawaddy.com

The Myanmar Archaeology Association has spoken out about a construction project near ancient Pyu-era pagodas in Bagan, saying it threatens the historical site.

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Human rights and heritage sites in Myanmar: An irreconcilable juxtaposition or a productive conversation?; Natali Pearson; New Mandala

What does world heritage inscription means in a country where human rights abuses are ongoing.

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Getty And Myanmar To Partner On Conservation Plan For Bagan; Lisa Lapin; Getty Communication

Getty will work with Myanmar’s Department of Archaeology and National Museum on a comprehensive and long-term conservation plan for thousands of ancient buildings, art, and objects.

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Bagan: The serenity hidden within; Gilad Fiskus; SilverKris

Home to Buddhist temples, pagodas and stupas, Bagan became a Unesco World Heritage site this year. It is also where thousands of monks live, learn and pray.

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Myanmar balloon season starts 1 October; TTR

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Eight more Bagan sites declared smoke-free; Kyaw Ko Ko; Myanmar Times

Bagan authorities have prohibited smoking in eight more areas of the ancient capital, bringing to 56 the number of smoke-free zones at the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Land of a Thousand Pagodas: The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bagan; EventBrite

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Join us for a celebration of Myanmar’s world-renowned heritage.

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Bagan: Pride, pagodas and the UNESCO World Heritage tag; Abhijit Dutta; The Hindu

One hopes the UNESCO World Heritage recognition of Myanmar’s temple city will also ensure its preservation…

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What to do in Bagan – Myanmar’s ancient temple city is one of Asia’s architectural marvels; Ed Peters; SCMP

Undoubtedly the best way to experience the more than 2,000 temples and pagodas at the Unesco World Heritage Site is from the basket of a hot-air balloon.

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Going places: Global Scavenger Hunt, Leg 3: Myanmar, the Golden Land, lets the outside world in; Karen Rubin; The Island Now

Karen Rubin was surprised by the fact it is in only a two-hour flight from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon), Myanmar, the third leg of the Global Scavenger Hunt, a 23-day around-the-world mystery tour, arriving at the five-star hotel, the Sule Shangri-la, around…

Source: Going places: Global Scavenger Hunt, Leg 3: Myanmar, the Golden Land, lets the outside world in – The Island Now

How ethnonationalists use the UNESCO World Heritage label; Azeezah Kanji; Al Jazeera

Myanmar, India and China have all pursued UNESCO World Heritage status for sites of mass victimisation of minorities.

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