via Myanmar Times, 23 April 2018: Not everyone is in agreement that the viewing mounds are a good thing.
The construction of man-made mounds around a 13th century lake in ancient Bagan will continue despite concerns they destroy the scenery of the area, officials said.
Source: Construction of viewing mounds to go on at ancient Bagan Lake
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
Myanmar Times, 10 April 2017
Until June 21, visitors in Bagan can view the heritage pagodas and surrounding scenery for free from the third floor of the Bagan Nan Myint viewing tower.
Source: Free viewing from Bagan Nan Myint tower
Myanmar authorities make good on banning sunset watching from the ancient pagodas, and alternative viewing platforms will be built in the next six months.
The ancient city of Bagan will complete setting up five sites for a sunset viewing in six months and upon completion, visitors will be banned from watching the sunset from ancient pagodas and temples, Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura Aung Ko told the local media after a parliamentary session of the Upper House held Tuesday.
Source: Bagan’s sunset-watching ban to start in 6 mths