Security cameras for Bagan

Source: TTR Weekly 20140402

Security cameras will be set up around the temples of Bagan in an attempt to combat the increasing crime rate as a result of more tourists coming to visit.

Source: TTR Weekly 20140402
Source: TTR Weekly 20140402

Cameras keep an eye on heritage [Link no longer active]
TTR Weekly, 02 April 2014

Tourism success has brought with it the need for security cameras to provide surveillance at 14 of the most famous heritage sites in Bagan and cut a growing petty crime rate.

Thatbyinnyu Pagoda’s board of trustees secretary, U Kyaw Swe, said the cameras were needed to increase security and prevent damage to important heritage sites.

There has also been an increase in petty crime and reports that tourists camp at historical sites to cut accommodation costs or the car transfer from town to the heritage zone at the crack of dawn.

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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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