Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 06:24
The Ministry of Culture recently announced that any construction in Bagan Ancient Cultural Heritage Zone could only take place after an application for construction had been registered and then approved in accordance with rules and regulations.
The Heritage Zone has more than 2,200 temples and pagodas and is a major draw for international tourists. It is accessible by airplane, bus, car, train and boat.
Bagan was designated as a heritage zone in 1999 following the passage the year before of the Protection and Preservation of Cultural Heritage Regions Law. Constructing new buildings or making any change to the existing compounds and buildings requires prior notification to the Archeological, National Museum and Library Department.
The city was founded as the centre of Theravada Buddhism in the mid 9th century by King Anawratha.
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