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)

Myanmar begins inventorying Bagan temples – and starting to find new ones already

An inventory of the pagodas in Bagan is underway as part of its bid to be listed as a world heritage site. Several new pagodas have already been discovered!

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Bagan Inventory Reveals New Pagodas
The Frontier, 19 January 2016

Bagan counts pagodas
TTR Weekly, 20 January 2016

Several new pagoda sites have been unearthed in Bagan during an archaeological inventory of the town’s ancient temples for a World Heritage List application, media reports said Tuesday.

The pagoda inventory is due to be concluded by February, as part of Myanmar’s bid to have Bagan listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, possibly by 2017, the Global New Light of Myanmar reported.

So far more than 800 pagodas have been accounted for in just two of Bagan’s 11 administrative zones, Archaeology and National Museum Department deputy director general U Thein Lwin told the state-run daily.

Full story here and here.