Bagan deserves better

Foreign investors should distance themselves from hotel projects being developed around the ancient temples of Bagan in apparent violation of planning rules.

It now seems likely that the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization will approve Myanmar’s application to have Bagan added to the World Heritage List at a meeting from June 30 to July 10.  

For Myanmar, it will end a 25-year wait since it first applied for Bagan to be listed. 

It is certainly just recognition for one of the most significant and stunning archaeological sites in Southeast Asia, if not Asia.  

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