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…

Source: Bagan: Pride, pagodas and the UNESCO World Heritage tag

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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.

Source: What to do in Bagan – Myanmar’s ancient temple city is one of Asia’s architectural marvels

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.

Source: How ethnonationalists use the UNESCO World Heritage label

Despite World Heritage Status, Bagan’s Future Far From Assured; Kyaw Phyo Tha; Irrawaddy

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

Chinese Tourism in Myanmar Growing, While Industry Still Adapts; Aung Thiha; Irrawaddy

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

Myanmar Cyclists Tour Bagan To Celebrate UNESCO World Heritage; Fajar Januarta; Tempo

Hundreds of cyclists rode around Myanmar’s ancient capital of Bagan to celebrate the Buddhist temple complex being inscribed as a World Heritage Site…

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Bagan temple climbing off-limits as city named Unesco site; Helen Coffey; Independent

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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

Officials plan to extend urban area in Bagan; Zeyar Hein; Myanmar Times

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

Bagan Has Been Added as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here are 5 Fun Ways to Explore this Gem in Myanmar; Irvin Hanni; Asean Post

Source: Bagan Has Been Added as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here are 5 Fun Ways to Explore this Gem in Myanmar

Why you should visit the quiet tranquility of Bagan before it’s too late; Alison Fox; Travel+Leisure

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

Commentary: Bagan’s UNESCO World Heritage a win for Myanmar in more than one way; Nehginpao Kipgen; CNA

The UNESCO award may spur Myanmar to engage more with the outside world, says Myanmar affairs expert Nehginpao Kipgen.

Source: Commentary: Bagan’s UNESCO World Heritage a win for Myanmar in more than one way

Myanmar’s ancient temple city of Bagan listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site; SCMP

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…

Source: Myanmar’s ancient temple city of Bagan listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site

44 Places in Myanmar to Inspire and Delight; Marie Starr; Irrawaddy

In this wide-reaching guide to destinations in Myanmar, we offer a tantalizing taste of the country’s best-loved, emerging and secluded spots to add to your must-visit list.

Source: 44 Places in Myanmar to Inspire and Delight

Beach Bliss and the Big City — Destination Guide to South Central Myanmar; Marie Starr; Irrawaddy

From delta beaches, across Myanmar’s biggest metropolis to the misty Bago mountains, the second destination guide in this series covers Irrawaddy, Yangon and Bago regions.

Source: Beach Bliss and the Big City — Destination Guide to South Central Myanmar

Police Investigate Suspected Burglary of Ancient Pagoda in Bago Region; Kaung Myat Min; Irrawaddy

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.

Source: Police Investigate Suspected Burglary of Ancient Pagoda in Bago Region

Sri Ksetra: UNESCO Treasure to Discover on a Short Break from Yangon; Marie Starr; The Irrawaddy

What remains of the ancient and mighty Pyu kingdom was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2014 and makes for an intriguing part of a trip to the little-visited city of Pyay.

Source: Sri Ksetra: UNESCO Treasure to Discover on a Short Break from Yangon