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.

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.

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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…

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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.

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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

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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.

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