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MYANMAR – New policy on the temple climbing in Bagan

  • By Easia Admin
  • February, 13, 2018

For the past few months, there has been notice on entrance tickets and the airport noticeboard that forbid temple-climbing in Bagan. However, the Ministry of Tourism or UMTA (Union of Travel Agencies in Burma) has not made any official announcement and so, there are neither official fines for climbing nor official control over the site as a whole.

After the earthquake in September 2016 and the newly occurring seismic activity, it is not recommended for groups of more than 15 people to climb on the temples. For individuals and smaller groups, there will be smaller temples which are in very good condition that there are safe, possible, and legal to climb. The view may be less impressive, but travelers will still get the chance to enjoy the scenic archaeological area without risk to their own safety, the safety of others, and the integrity of the site.

The government has also attempted to set up safe “viewpoints,” but these tend to be very crowded by tourists during sunrise and sunset.

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