Asia Times, 16 May 2017: A proposed Chinese plan to develop Luang Prabang into a commercial port that can accommodate 500-ton cargo ships has severe repercussions for the environment and cultural status of the World Heritage site.
Myanmar hopes to put the temples of Bagan in the World Heritage list, and this article discusses why the nomination may be dismissed and what a listing may potentially do for local infrastructure.
Burma Seeks World Heritage Status for Ancient Royal Capital
Voice of America, 08 March 2013
The Muaro Jambi complex is a cluster of Buddhist ruins dating to the 7th century, a major site of Buddhist scholarship in its day. Today, the surrounding region is being developed for heavy industry and it seems like the local government is unwilling to grant the site protected status.
A Lost Island and Temples of Doom as Jambi Trades Away Its Valuable History
Jakarta Globe, 08 March 2012
A familiar story about the overcrowding of tourists at Angkor. This year, the archaeological park will expect to see 2.8 million visitors.