Myanmar has issued a ban that not allowed tourist climb the old Bagan temples, in order to make the effort of preserving the world’s most crucial ruins of Buddhist architecture from tourists’ disrespectful acts – the so-called “culturally disgraceful” such as wearing improper clothing, dancing and sleeping on the ancient temples.
But just one day after the ban on climbing temples given by the Myanmar Ministry of Culture on Monday (22/2/2016), it has adjusted and allowed tourists to enjoy sunset viewing at five largest pagodas of over 3,000 Buddhist structures.
Tourists concern that the unexpected ban will make their imperfective Myanmar tour without viewing the sunset in the temples.
The ministry’s statement was also a warning about visitors’ safety when an American tourist had fallen from one of the pagodas.
“Bagan ancient temples have been very aged-old and we are afraid of the safety of pagodas hurting people,” the ministry said. Bagan temples built from the 10th to the 14th centuries which have been known the ancient places in Myanmar.
Myanmar tourism has rapidly increased in the past five years. Bagan is looking forward to being a UNESCO World Heritage site soon. With the Myanmar government’s adjustment, tourist on Bagan tour also can be immersed into the beautiful sunset viewing and the wonderful and holy Bagan temples on their Myanmar tours.