No shoes allowed on Bagan temples

Myanmar warns of action taken against tourists and guides who do not remove their shoes when visiting the temples of Bagan. The removal of shoes signify a mark of respect when visiting these sacred sites.

Myanmar authorities have announced plans to prosecute tour guides if their visitors do not take off their shoes upon entering pagodas in the country’s tourism hot spot Bagan.

Source: Myanmar warns over shoes in pagodas – Travel – NZ Herald News

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ပုဂံဘုရားမ်ားေပၚသို႔ ႏုိင္ငံျခားဧည့္သည္မ်ား ဖိနပ္ျဖင့္တက္ျခင္းကို မတားျမစ္က ဧည့္လမ္းၫႊန္ပါ အေရးယူမည္ (source story in Burmese)
Tourists and guides found wearing shoes on pagodas will be prosecuted, warn Bagan authorities

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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