Myanmar seeks UNESCO inclusion for Bagan

THE famed temples of Bagan could become Myanmar’s second UNESCO World Heritage site if the Ministry of Culture’s efforts pay off. Ministry sources told TTG Asia e-Daily that discussions have already been held with UNESCO representatives. Kyaw Oo Lwin, director general of the department of archaeology at the ministry, said: “I am confident that the […]

Govt attempts to restart railway project through Mrauk-U

The government plans to restart a stalled railway project that will pass through Mrauk-U, an ancient city in northern Arakan State, although authorities and locals are unable to agree on where exactly the railway will traverse. The project, which started in 2009, will travel 154 kilometres between Sittwe and Mrauk-U, but has stalled because of […]

Myanmar’s once restricted sites attract foreign tourists

Myanmar’s once-restricted tourist sites are becoming places of interest among the foreign visitors, according to the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism. Many famous sites such as Mogok city in Mandalay Region and Mrauk Oo in Rakhine State were once barred to foreign visitors. Although many are now open, some still require special permits. “In Rakhine, […]