Another article on the destruction of archaeological sites of Mrauk U in Western Myanmar. There is also a photo gallery of the destruction of sites in Narinjara, and it is reported that the construction company has been very sensitive to people taking photos and videos of the site.
Laung Bwan Brauk Pagoda - image from Narinjara.com
Mrauk U Pagodas Damaged by Railroad Construction
The Irrawady, 24 November 2010
Destruction of Mrauk U sites
Narinjara.com, 7 November 2010
(gallery may be time sensitive)
Archaeological sites and buildings at the Arakanese city of Mrauk U are being destroyed to make way for a railway line that cuts through the city’s main archaeological zone. So far, there has been little response by the central government to appeals by local politicians and monks. [Thanks to Dr Pamela Gutman for the news]
Andaw Thein in Mrauk U. CC image.
Archaeological Sites Bulldozed for Railroad Construction in Arakan
Narinjara.com, 18 November 2010
Anger at â€˜destructiveâ€™ railway project
Democratic Voice of Burma, 18 November 2010