Myanmar’s Bagan set to make World Heritage list after quake

YANGON (AFP) – Myanmar’s ancient city of Bagan is “very likely” to be listed as a World Heritage site, a Unesco official said Monday (Sept 26), promising a boon to a tourist attraction battered by a recent earthquake. Bagan is home to more than 2,000 ancient Buddhist monuments that are among Myanmar’s most venerated religious […]

Bagan Struggles to Get UNESCO Recognition

The government will struggle to enlist the ancient city of Bagan as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Daw Sandar Khin, deputy union minister for Culture, said. “To enlist Bagan as a World Heritage site should not be very difficult but there are some problems such as having a small number of dedicated staff and scarcity […]

Mrauk U, Loikaw among new destinations in Myanmar

MYANMAR is witnessing the emergence of new tourism destinations as tour operators strive to cater to visitors looking for experiences beyond the Big Four of Bagan, Yangon, Inle Lake and Mandalay. Khiri Travel, for example, will offer from October a new tour linking Bagan and Mrauk U. Located in the restive Rakhine State, Mrauk U […]