Govt Plans to Relocate Hotels From Bagan Archeological Zone

via The Irrawaddy, 20 November 2017: Plans are being made, but negotiations with specific hotels have not yet begun.

The country plans to relocate hotels in preparation of the ancient city’s final nomination dossier to become a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Source: Govt Plans to Relocate Hotels From Bagan Archeological Zone

Burma pledges to relocate hotels from Bagan archaeological site

via DVB, 11 November 2017:

At the forefront of Burma’s proposal to UNESCO will be a pledge to relocate hotels and buildings that interfere with the ancient ruins.

Source: Burma pledges to relocate hotels from Bagan archaeological site- DVB Multimedia Group

Popular Bagan Pagoda Closes After Terrace Collapse

via The Irrawaddy, 20 October 2017: Shwesandaw Pagoda, one of the two remaining temples upon to the public for sunset viewing is now closed, after a terrace of the pagoda collapsed following rains.

Source: Popular Bagan Pagoda Closes After Terrace Collapse

Bagan on way to UNESCO listing as world heritage site

via Myanmar Times, 29 September 2017: Myanmar has just submitted its application to put Bagan as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Bagan on way to UNESCO listing as world heritage site

Finally, after 22 years, Myanmar submitted an application for Bagan – the heart of Myanmar – to join UNESCO’s world heritage list in September.
Since it first started the procedure in 1994-5, Myanmar is applying to include Bagan on UNESCO’s list for the first time.

Source: Bagan on way to UNESCO listing as world heritage site | The Myanmar Times

Hoteliers struggle to survive in Bagan

via Eleven Myanmar (via The Nation), 26 September 2017: Myanmar’s tourism industry is taking a hit and many hotels in Bagan are fearing the worst

HOTELS in Bagan, in the heart of Myanmar’s main zone for ancient monuments, are not expected to be profitable this year, following the decline in tourist arrivals, according to Zaw Weik, chairman of Myanmar Hoteliers Association (Bagan Zone) and managing director of U Zaw Travels & Tours.

Source: Hoteliers struggle to survive in Bagan

Germany to help Myanmar renovate temple in ancient heritage zone

via Xinhua, 25 September 2017:

Germany will help Myanmar renovate the Manuha Cave Temple in Bagan ancient heritage zone in Mandalay region, said a report of the official Global New Light of Myanmar on Monday.

Manuha Temple is one of the oldest temples in the Bagan cultural zone.

The repair work will begin in January 2018 with the use of German technology, an official of the Department of Archaeology and National Museum was quoted as saying.

Source: Germany to help Myanmar renovate temple in ancient heritage zone – Xinhua | English.news.cn

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)

Indian PM visits Ananda Temple in Bagan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a visit to Myanmar last week to reaffirm the long and deep relations between the two countries. Part of his tour included a visit to the Ananda Temple of Bagan, where the Archaeological Survey of India is working to conserve and restore post earthquake.

PM today also visited Ananda Temple and paid his respect to the historical temple in Bagan.

Source: Modi Myanmar visit: PM arrives in Bagan, visits Ananda Temple – The Financial Express

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India cooperates with Myanmar on Bagan restoration

India commits to helping with the restoration and repair of some of the temples in Bagan.

Implementation of the project will further strengthen India’s enduring ties in culture and religion with Myanmar. It will also generate immense goodwill for India among the people of Myanmar due to the religious significance as well as the

Source: Cabinet approves MoU with Myanmar for the Conservation of Earthquake-Damaged Pagodas at Bagan | Business Standard News
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