Bagan’s sunset-watching ban to start in 6 months

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

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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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