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Renovated Bagan pagoda collapses

Listed only as Pagoda No 1066 and housing a Buddha statue, the structure measured 26 feet by 26 feet and was 40 feet high.

Burma pledges to relocate hotels from Bagan archaeological site

At the forefront of Burma’s proposal to UNESCO will be a pledge to relocate hotels and buildings that interfere with the ancient ruins.

American tourist dies after fall from pagoda in Bagan

An American tourist has died after falling from one of the hundreds of pagodas that dot Bagan, a major travel destination in central Burma, according to the Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library office there.

Will Suu Kyi put the kibosh on Bagan temples as sunset perches?

On a tour of the ancient archaeological site Bagan on Tuesday, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi suggested that the long-held practice of scaling the major tourist attraction’s temples for sunrise and sunset views should be banned in future.

Dispute over renovation at Bagan temple

Built during the reign of King Htilominlo (1211-31 AD), the historic red-brick temple suffered extensive damage in a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in August.

Burma moves to save Bagan temples

Police and soldiers have been called in to help protect and rebuild centuries-old Buddhist pagodas in Bagan, a day after at least 187 of the brick temples were damaged in a powerful earthquake.

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