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Myanmar’s temple city Bagan - awarded UNESCO World Heritage status

Clive Wedderburn July 9, 2019

Myanmar’s ancient capital, Bagan, has been inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage list which recognises natural and cultural landmarks around the world for their “outstanding universal value” to humanity.

The historical city has the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist sites and landmarks in the world – including more than 3,500 stupas, temples, monasteries and other structures dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries. The proposal to list Bagan was approved by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee on Saturday 6 July, noting that Bagan was important for its historical significance and as a place of continuing Buddhist worship.

To explore this fascinating country, embark on a Highlights of Myanmar Tour, for an authentic and magical experience of the ‘Land of the Golden Pagoda’.

Starting in the country’s largest city, Yangon, explore the colonial-style buildings and sites of Burma’s former capital. From there, weave your way through the country’s spectacular landscapes, visiting local villages, bustling local markets and revealing extraordinary Buddhist heritage. From the monasteries of Mandalay to the floating villages on Inle Lake, temples of Bagan to the famous Shwedagon Pagoda, you will be captivated by this untouched country and place of sublime beauty.

Accommodation is included throughout, as are internal flights in Myanmar, meals, entrance fees for attractions and English-speaking guides. Browse these pages for further inspiration and start planning your journey to Myanmar today.

Discover Myanmar

To discover Myanmar, it's culture, history and heritage consider adding these enchanting destinations to your journey. 

Burmese Monks

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Yangon

Yangon
Mandalay

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Mandalay

Mandalay

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Inle Lake

Inle Lake