Bagan gains World Heritage recognition « Khabarhub
Thursday, June 20th, 2024

Bagan gains World Heritage recognition


07 July 2019  

Time taken to read : 2 Minute


  • A
  • A
  • A

YANGON: UNESCO inscribed Myanmar’s ancient capital of Bagan as a World Heritage Site on Saturday, nearly a quarter of a century after the complex of Buddhist temples was first nominated for listing.

The decision recognizes the importance of the central Myanmar site – which includes more than 3,500 stupas, temples, monasteries and other structures built between the 11th and 13th centuries – and will likely be a boon to Myanmar’s tourist industry.

The Myanmar proposal to list the site was approved at a meeting of the U.N.’s cultural body in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The International Council on Monuments and Sites recommended the listing, noting that Myanmar had adopted a new heritage law and had formed plans to reduce the impact of hotels and tourism developments around the temple.

Myanmar had reversed some “inappropriate conservation interventions,” the body said, noting that Bagan was important for its historical significance and as a place of continuing Buddhist worship.

Bagan was first nominated as a World Heritage Site in 1995, but the military junta that ruled the country at the time was accused of ignoring experts’ advice on restoration efforts and the nomination was rejected.

Earthquakes have also damaged the ancient structures, most recently in 2016 when nearly 200 temples were damaged by a 6.8 magnitude quake.

Myanmar has renewed efforts to list the site since a transition from military rule began in 2011.

(Agencies)

Publish Date : 07 July 2019 14:29 PM

PM Dahal assures legal actions against those guilty for Tikapur incident

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has assured that legal

PM Dahal signals allowing foreign companies to operate all three international airports

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has announced the potential

PM assures orderly and dignified appointment of ambassadors

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister (PM) Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has announced

Parliament obstruction hampered adequate budget discussion: PM Dahal

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister (PM) Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ highlighted the

GB Rai’s whereabouts in Malaysia pinpointed: Home Minister

KATHMANDU: Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane has claimed that the whereabouts