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 ...

Hot air balloons seen on ancient city of Bagan, Myanmar

Myanmar hosted a two-day workshop on heritage sites management in Lancang-Mekong countries in its ancient city of Bagan on Wednesday. The workshop featured extensive discussions and view exchanges of representatives from six Lancang-Mekong countries — China, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand. Keep reading ...

New Bagan guide map in the works

Visitors will find their way around the Bagan ancient cultural zone with greater ease soon with the local tourism authority working on a guide map. The map would be given to visitors to make their trip more convenient, said Bagan Tourism Development assistant project manager ...

Hun Sen promotes links with Myanmar sites

Cambodia and Myanmar have agreed to strengthen ties by focusing on both nations’ tourism and education sectors, but stopped short of discussing the latter’s widespread abuse and persecution of the Rohingya minority. In a meeting between Prime Minister Hun Sen and Myanmar’s President U Htin Kyaw, ...

Powerful earthquake hits central Myanmar

A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Myanmar on August 24, the US Geological Survey reported. The quake, which the agency said struck at a depth of 84 kilometres, was felt in Yangon, as well as in the Thai and Bangladesh capitals. Officials from Myanmar’s Relief ...

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