Myanmar has (once again) decided to ban temple climbing at Bagan

Visitors to the archaeological site of Bagan in Myanmar (Burma) will once again be banned from climbing its famous pagodas. The authorities prohibited tourists from scaling the iconic temples last year, but backpedaled on the ban after tour operators expressed concerns that it would be bad for business. The latest U-turn is thought to have […]

Myanmar aims for Mrauk U to join UNESCO list

MYANMAR’S archaeological zone of Mrauk U in Rakhine State is preparing to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, according to a spokesperson from the Ministry of Culture. Mrauk U contains some 200 Buddhist monuments such as temples, stupas and monasteries mostly built in the 15th and 16th centuries AD. It is also known […]