After several reports of thefts in temples which house precious artefacts and relics, squads of gun-toting police personnel have now been deployed to comb Bagan in Myanmar for plunderers striking under the cover of night. Bagan, the 13th century capital of the proto-Burmese Pagan empire in Myanmar and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2019 has been shut to tourists out of coronavirus concerns since April.
A minor arson at a Buddhist temple with well-preserved murals in Bagan prompted calls from heritage experts for more resources to secure the site.
Bagan, Myanmar is a dream. Here’s how to experience it without the crowds, especially for the famous sunrise with balloons.
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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Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the quiet energy of Bagan is soon to change. Here’s why you should visit the ancient city now.
Myanmar’s ancient temple city of Bagan has been listed as a World Heritage site by the United Nations. Located in the country’s Mandalay region, the city has more than 3,000…
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Authorities said a waterproof layer of concrete added in recent years to the top of the pagoda, which dates back to A.D. 4, was damaged but nothing was stolen.
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