Filled with a myriad of ancient monuments and ruined remains of iconic structures, Bagan is one of the most historically significant destinations in Myanmar. It has been estimated that there were over 3500 temples, pagodas, and other iconic structures in this ancient city from 11 to 13 centuries.
Due to the immense universal value of this destination, and because of its cultural significance, Bagan has been declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. This event indeed marks a noteworthy milestone in the history of Myanmar and this feat will preserve this fragile and magnificent destination for the future generations and the international community will strive to protect it. The declaration was made during a meeting of the United Nation’s cultural body in Azerbaijan on the 6th of July this year.