Locals protest against Bagan hotels

Locals at the ancient site of Bagan are protesting against hotel development projects, accusing some of them to be illegally enlarging their land space and constructing against the law.

Bagan, Sulamani Pahto, ca. 1181

Fight to save Bagan
The Nation, 03 November 2014

Locals are against hotel construction in Bagan, as the ancient city is seeking World Heritage listing

A group of local people in Bagan last weekend voiced their grievance over some hotel development projects in the vicinity of the ancient city.

A group of local people in Bagan last weekend voiced their grievance over some hotel development projects in the vicinity of the ancient city.

Calling themselves Bagan Lovers Organisation, they demanded private hotels to stop construction which is in defiance of the authorities’ orders. They vowed to protest against further construction works.

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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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