Myanmar begins pagoda repair in Bagan

Looks like Thailand and Cambodia aren’t the only ones affected by the rainy season. Several pagodas in Myanmar’s Bagan have also suffered damage from the rains, and the government is starting the repair work.

Ministry repairs Bagan pagodas after heavy rain
Myanmar Times, 31 October – 6 November

Heavy rain that resulted in hundreds of deaths and left thousands homeless in Mandalay and Magwe regions also damaged a number of ancient pagodas in Bagan, an official said.

Director general U Kyaw Oo Lwin said the Department of Archeology, National Museum and Library was restoring five pagodas and a section of the city walls that were damaged on October 20.

Full story here.


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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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