Category: Myanmar

Rare Sculptures Stolen From World Heritage Site in Myanmar; The Irrawaddy 

Photo: The Irrawaddy

Observers say Bagan’s pagodas need security doors.

Source: Rare Sculptures Stolen From World Heritage Site in Myanmar 

Myanmar to reopen to international tourists; AFP

Myanmar will resume international passenger flights from April 17, the military said Saturday, lifting a two-year ban on foreign tourists. The Southeast Asian nation closed its borders to visitors in March 2020 at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in an attempt to prevent rising infections.

Source: Myanmar to reopen to international tourists

Temples Of Bagan, Myanmar; John Misachi; World Atlas

The numerous temples spread across the ancient city of Bagan in Myanmar are impressive testament to the Burmese’s religious devotion over the years.

Source: Temples Of Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan, Myanmar’s Best Sunrise and Sunset Spots; Kristin; Be My Travel Muse

Bagan, Myanmar is a dream. Here’s how to experience it without the crowds, especially for the famous sunrise with balloons.

Source: Bagan, Myanmar’s Best Sunrise and Sunset Spots

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.

Source: Bagan: The serenity hidden within – SilverKris

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

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

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

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

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