Entrance fees bypass Bagan temples

Where does the money from Bagan entrance fees go? Well, now we know – and just 2 percent is being put toward preserving the ancient city’s monuments. This has prompted observers to call for more of the income from entrance fees, which totalled more than US$4 million last year, to go toward conservation. Following a […]

Anger in tourism industry after govt bans Bagan sunset viewing

Tourism industry leaders in Bagan have condemned a Ministry of Culture decision to ban visitors from climbing on ancient pagodas in the world-renowned archaeological zone. Watching the sunset from the top of a pagoda is one of Bagan’s main tourism drawcards, and is regularly cited as a “must-do” when visiting Myanmar. But yesterday the Ministry […]