At the forefront of Burma’s proposal to UNESCO will be a pledge to relocate hotels and buildings that interfere with the ancient ruins.
This week’s business news: rice exports suspended; foreign firms bid for gas venture; first Malaysian bank opens; Japan pledges to Rangoon rail project.
One of Burma’s most significant chapter’s in the worlds historical memory, the marble books at Kuthodaw pagoda, has fallen into a state of partial ruin.
Mandalay is Burma’s cultural heart. The city’s soul can still be found in its artisan workshops, where its short—but rich— history is preserved…in gold.