Mrauk-U eyes listing as UNESCO World Heritage site

via Myanmar Times, 10 November 2017:

Myanmar is considering several ancient cultural sites, including Mrauk-U, for listing as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site.

An application for Mrauk-U in Rakhine State will be submitted to UNESCO, said Thura U Aung Ko, Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture, on November 8.

The initiative was authorised by the President’s office and relevant committees and several sub-committees have been established for the task.

Source: Mrauk-U eyes listing as UNESCO World Heritage site | The Myanmar Times

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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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