via Arirang Culture, 03 Feb 2020: A video about Korea’s efforts to restore the Payathonzu Temple in Bagan, which was damaged by the 2016 earthquake.
Bagan, Myanmar, is one of the world’s top three Buddhist historic sites. The Payathonzu in Bagan is the only temple consisting of three pagodas. Myanmar’s cultural heritage sustained serious damage from natural disasters such as earthquakes and is in urgent need of restoration. Korea and Myanmar have launched a joint project to protect these priceless relics.
Bagan, Myanmar, one of the world’s top three Buddhist historic sites Built in the 10-13th centuries, Bagan is home to some 3,300 temples and pagodas. The Payathonzu is the only structure in Bagan to consist of three temples connected to one another.
Payathonzu Temple brought back to life
Two earthquakes that hit Bagan in 1975 and 2016 did much damage to the ceilings and walls, including the beautiful murals inside the temple. Korea is sharing its advanced heritage preservation technologies to save these priceless cultural and historical resources from further deterioration.