Hotel Construction Threatens Myanmar’s World Heritage Site at Bagan

Yangon—Despite a prohibition on new construction in Myanmar’s World Heritage site, new hotels and guesthouses continue to be built within the protected property zone of Bagan, according to local residents. The 50-sq.-km property zone is an area “that has been demarcated as containing most of the cultural heritage attributes” by the Myanmar government and UNESCO. […]

Number of days for tourist visits to Bagan cut

The number of days that tourists can spend in Bagan’s ancient cultural zone has been reduced from five to three starting this month, said U Kyaw Lwin Oo, director general of the Department of Archaeology and National Museums, on Sunday. “We feel the new number of the days is enough for a trip. Three days […]