Tourists in Myanmar may soon be banned from climbing temples in Bagan

Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tourists in MyanmarFollowing criticism of the popular holiday pastime from the country’s de-facto leader Aung San Suui Kyi, tourists in Myanmar may soon be banned from climbing temples in the tourist hotspot of Bagan.

 

“Visitors 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,” Suu Kyi was quoted as saying by local newspaper Myanmar Times today.

 

“I have a lot of experience viewing sunsets and sunrises but nowhere is it better than in Bagan,” Suu Kyi said while showing the famous landscape, known for its ancient temples, to the Queen of Bhutan.

 

An attempt by the government to ban visitors from climbing temples last year was repealed after the move sparked outrage in the tourism industry.

 

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has suggested building a raised earthen bank as a viewing platform and substitute to the temples.

 

Watching sunsets and sunrises from tops of temples is among the most popular attractions for tourists in Myanmar.

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