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Myanmar’s temple city Bagan awarded UNESCO World Heritage status

Myanmar’s temple city Bagan awarded UNESCO World Heritage status

  • 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
  • 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
By Reuters ·