Bagan survey counts 3,800 monuments

via Frontier Myanmar, 06 September 2017: A new survey of the Bagan monuments has identified 3,800 monuments.

A survey by the Association of Myanmar Architects has recorded 3,822 monuments at Bagan and the inventory has been handed to the Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture, the AMA told a news conference at its Yangon office on September 5.

“This scientifically-collected inventory could be helpful in the process for Bagan to become a UNESCO World Heritage site,” said U Sun Oo, the AMA president.

Preliminary research for the inventory, involving 300 architects who volunteered their time, began before the 2016 earthquake that seriously damaged many ancient temples and other monuments at Bagan, one of the country’s most popular pilgrimage and tourist destinations.

Source: Bagan survey counts 3,800 monuments | Frontier Myanmar

See also: 3822 religious monuments in Bagan: latest study (Myanmar Times, 07 September 2017)

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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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