Partial #Bagan ban. Yes, you can climb 5 of the pagodas of Bagan in Myanmar. From 1 March 2016.

Naked at Angkor Wat

Bagan’s temples were built between the 10th and 14th centuries.

Bagan has more than 3000 ancient pagodas and temples, of which five are particularly popular for watching sunsets: Shwesandaw, Thitsarwady, Pyathetgyi, Shwenanyindaw and Oah Chan Pae Kone.

25 Feb 2016

Tourists may climb 5 pagodas but refrain from “culturally disgraceful” acts “such as wearing inappropriate clothing, dancing and sleeping (on the monuments)”.

Bangkok Post

UPDATE: Five Bagan pagodas to allow climbing for sunset viewing

After public backlash over song & dance show on pagoda, govt bans all sunset viewing on pagodas. Travel industry fights back.

UPDATE

Five Bagan pagodas to allow climbing

By late Tuesday Myanmar’s Ministry of Culture had revised their ban on climbing on pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan to let tourists ascend five of the largest pagodas among more than 3,000 Buddhist pagodas and structures in the city.

“We would like to replace the statement about banning the climbing of pagodas with an amendment exempting five designated pagodas in Bagan,” the ministry said on its Facebook page.

But both statements slammed temple-climbing tourists for “culturally disgraceful” acts “such as wearing inappropriate inappropriate  clothing, dancing and sleeping (on the monuments)”.

(Source: AFP here)

http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/work/874988/sunset-viewing-on-pagoda-ban-in-ancient-bagan-myanmar

4h4 hours ago

Myanmar backpedals on ban on Bagan temple climbing

YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar has backpedalled on a ban on climbing temples at the tourist hot spot of Bagan, following fears visitors would no longer be able to enjoy the ancient capital’s famed sunsets.

The Ministry of Culture on Monday barred visitors from clambering over the monuments.

But by late Tuesday it had revised the order to let tourists ascend five of the largest pagodas – in a field of more than 3,000 Buddhist structures.

“We would like to replace the statement about banning the climbing of pagodas with an amendment exempting five designated pagodas in Bagan,” the ministry said on its Facebook page.

But both statements slammed temple-climbing tourists for “culturally disgraceful” acts “such as wearing inappropriate clothing, dancing and sleeping (on the monuments)”.

The sudden ban had surprised tour operators and prompted concern that their businesses would take a hit.

– See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/myanmar-backpedals-ban-bagan-temple-climbing?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_term=Autofeed&link_time=1456319460#xtor=CS2-4

Bagan. Dawn of a new day …. Panoramic variants

The Ancient City of Bagan, Myanmar by SaravutWhanset

Oh , . What a truly place you are. Twas defs worth the hassle of getting to you! 👌🏽😍

The ultimate sunrise? Beautiful .

23 Feb 2016

“I’m totally against the decision”: Tourism industry slams govt ban on sunset viewing

 

Bagan ban: Myanmar stops tourists scaling prized pagodas

ban: stops tourists scaling prized pagodas


Tourists flocking to view the sunset at Shwesandaw Pagoda in Bagan, Myanmar.
PHOTO: EPA

YANGON (AFP) – Visitors to Myanmar’s ancient capital Bagan will no longer be able to climb the venerated pagodas for a view of the country’s most famous archaeological site, following a government edict railing against “disgraceful” tourist behaviour.

The ban, which starts March 1, will end the daily ritual that sees hundreds of tourists and local pilgrims scaling the ancient structures to watch the sun set over a vast plain dotted with more than 2,500 Buddhist monuments.

Myanmar’s Ministry of Culture said the move would protect the buildings, considered holy sites by many locals, while also averting potential danger for those climbing.

“Furthermore, despite warnings, people who climb the pagodas often behave badly, in a way that is culturally disgraceful such as wearing inappropriate clothing, dancing and sleeping (on the monuments),” the ministry said in a post on its official Facebook page.

“We would like to announce that no one will be permitted to climb on the pagodas for any reason from March 1 onwards,” it concluded in the statement published on Monday.

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/bagan-ban-myanmar-stops-tourists-scaling-prized-pagodas

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