Bagan-era temple proposed as heritage site

Tamote Shin Pin Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda. Source: Myanmar Times 20150902

The Myanmar department of archaeology has propose the 1,000-year-old Tamote Shin Pin Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda to be recognised as a national heritage site.

Tamote Shin Pin Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda. Source: Myanmar Times 20150902
Tamote Shin Pin Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda. Source: Myanmar Times 20150902

Bagan-era pagoda in line for listing
Myanmar Times, 01 September 2015

Bagan style pagoda to join heritage list
TTR Weekly, 03 September 2015

For centuries, Kyaukse township’s Tamote Shin Pin Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda lay hidden beneath a layer of rubble. Now, just a few years after its discovery and excavation, it is in line for belated recognition, with the Ministry of Culture proposing its listing as an ancient heritage site.

U Nyo Myint Htun, director of Mandalay’s Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library, said the nomination was waiting approval from the Union Attorney General’s Office in Nay Pyi Taw.

He said listing would require the consent of other government ministries but would have significant tourism benefits.

“Surrounding businesses will benefit from more tourists and our country will be more dignified with another heritage site,” U Nyo Myint Htun said.

Full story here and 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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