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.
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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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.
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.
Hundreds of cyclists rode around Myanmar’s ancient capital of Bagan to celebrate the Buddhist temple complex being inscribed as a World Heritage Site…
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…
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.
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The UNESCO award may spur Myanmar to engage more with the outside world, says Myanmar affairs expert Nehginpao Kipgen.
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.