Myanmar expects growth in Bagan travel

Source: TTR Weekly 20151009

Tourist numbers to Bagan is expected to grow in the next few years, as Myanmar improves its infrastructure. More so, when Bagan is designated as a World Heritage Site.

Source: TTR Weekly 20151009
Source: TTR Weekly 20151009

Bagan travel expands
TTR Weekly, 09 October 2015

Bagan’s Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library expects tourist arrivals will continue to grow dramatically over the next three years.

The department’s deputy director, U Nyein Lwin, told Myanmar Times that the possible designation of the city as a UNESCO Heritage Site, if successful, would spur international interest.

“The site will continue to attract more tourists over the next three years,” he predicted.

Culture Minister, U Aye Myint Kyu, said technical expertise, communications and cultural understanding were crucial for Bagan if it is to save its heritage.

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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