Bagan entry fees to rise

Bagan. Source: The Irrawaddy 20141020

Entry fees to Bagan will rise to US$20 next year, with hopes that the increased revenue will go towards the management of the future Bagan World Heritage Site.

Bagan. Source: The Irrawaddy 20141020
Bagan. Source: The Irrawaddy 20141020

Bagan Entry Fee to Rise by One-Third
The Irrawaddy, 20 October 2014

The tourist entrance fee for visitors to the ancient temples of Bagan will increase to US$20 next year, an official from the Ministry of Culture said, a second price hike in two years that has seen the fee double from its 2012 rate.

An official from the Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library under the Ministry of Culture, who declined to be named, said the entrance fee would increase from the current $15 beginning Jan. 1.

“We will raise the fees to get more income for Bagan region to be able to use in preservation and protection of the site, since now it is preparing to enter the World Heritage list,” he said, referring to a designation bestowed by the UN cultural body Unesco on sites of historical significance globally.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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