Myanmar’s temple city Bagan awarded UNESCO World Heritage status

World News July 7, 2019 / 2:05 AM / Updated 9 hours ago Myanmar’s temple city Bagan awarded UNESCO World Heritage status Simon Lewis 2 Min Read YANGON (Reuters) - 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. FILE PHOTO: People wait to see the sunset from the top of Shwesandaw Pagoda in the ancient city of Bagan February 13, 2015. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

YANGON (Reuters) – 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 […]

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