The Myanmar Archaeology Association has spoken out about a construction project near ancient Pyu-era pagodas in Bagan, saying it threatens the historical site.
Source: Myanmar Archaeologists Object to Construction Near Ancient Pagodas in Bagan
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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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.
Source: Bagan: The serenity hidden within – SilverKris
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.
Source: Eight more Bagan sites declared smoke-free
Join us for a celebration of Myanmar’s world-renowned heritage.
Source: Land of a Thousand Pagodas: The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bagan
One hopes the UNESCO World Heritage recognition of Myanmar’s temple city will also ensure its preservation…
Source: Bagan: Pride, pagodas and the UNESCO World Heritage tag
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.
Source: What to do in Bagan – Myanmar’s ancient temple city is one of Asia’s architectural marvels
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
Myanmar, India and China have all pursued UNESCO World Heritage status for sites of mass victimisation of minorities.
Source: How ethnonationalists use the UNESCO World Heritage label
With no quick fix in sight for intrusive hotels and tourism-related accommodations, the legacy of years of mismanagement continues to be felt in the ancient city.
Source: Despite World Heritage Status, Bagan’s Future Far From Assured
With Chinese tourism in Myanmar up, the local travel industry must contend with zero-budget Chinese travel packages and a lack of local Mandarin speakers, sources say.
Source: Chinese Tourism in Myanmar Growing, While Industry Still Adapts
Hundreds of cyclists rode around Myanmar’s ancient capital of Bagan to celebrate the Buddhist temple complex being inscribed as a World Heritage Site…
Source: Myanmar Cyclists Tour Bagan To Celebrate UNESCO World Heritage
Security has been increased around the temples of Bagan, Myanmar, to stop tourists from climbing them. The move is to preserve the city’s 3,500 12th to 14th-century stupas, temples, monasteries…
Source: Bagan temple climbing off-limits as city named Unesco site
The government is working on urban development in Bagan, Myanmar’s new UNESCO World Heritage site, according to the Department of Archaeology and National Museum and Library.
Source: Officials plan to extend urban area in Bagan
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.
Source: Why you should visit the quiet tranquility of Bagan before it’s too late