Myanmar might disallow tourist climbing on shrines soon!

Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

MyanmarFollowing the criticism of Aung San Suui Kyi, the de-facto leader of Myanmar, tourists are soon going to experience a ban on climbing temples of Bagan, a major tourist hotspot. To quote Suu Kyi as saying by local newspaper Myanmar Times, ‚ÄúVisitors watching on top of ancient pagodas will have a negative impact on the long-term sustainability. That is why we need to find a substitute. I have a lot of experience viewing sunsets and sunrises but nowhere is it better than in Bagan.”

 
We all know that witnessing the sunrise and sunset are the most popular activities of the tourists visiting Myanmar for the first time. The ban on climbing temples last year by the government was hugely revoked by the tourism industry with massive outrage. JICA or the Japan International Cooperation Agency suggested building earthen banks as a vantage point for viewing the sunset and sunrise and restoring the temples from tourist climbing.

 
August last year, Bagan faced an earthquake as a result of which few structures underwent damage. This made government officials worried as the place has the chance of being awarded as the UNESCO World Heritage Site next year.

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