Myanmar's Bagan set to make World Heritage list after quake

Breaking News September 26, 2016 16:35

YANGON - Myanmar's ancient city of Bagan is "very likely" to be listed as a World Heritage site, a UNESCO official said Monday, promising a boon to a tourist attraction battered by a recent earthquake.

Bagan is home to more than 2,000 ancient Buddhist monuments that are among Myanmar's most venerated religious sites and is a major attraction for its nascent tourist industry.
The former military junta tried to get Bagan listed as a World Heritage site some 20 years ago but was rebuffed, seemingly because of haphazard renovations under its rule. 
An earthquake last month destroyed many of those botched restorations.

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