Authorities to discuss on UNESCO nomination for Shwedagon

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By Yadana | Photo by Phoe Nyan
|travel sector
Feb 2017

Officials from UNESCO and ministry of religious affairs and culture discussed to nominate Myanmar’s famous Shwedagon pagoda in the tentative heritage sites list of the country.

According to the news website The Irrawaddy, A meeting between the two sides was held at the department of archeology and national museum in Yangon from February 13 and 14.

During the meeting, officials reviewed the tentative world heritage sites list of Myanmar, which has not been updated since 1996.

The 99-metre-tall pagoda is situated on Singuttara Hill located west of Kandawgyi Lake in Yangon and its centuries-old architecture are well-known.

The ancient Pyu cities of Halin, Beikthano and Sri Kestra become Myanmar’s first entry into the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2014.

The country is preparing to propose Bagan archeological zone in central Myanmar and Hkakabo Razi landscape in Northern Myanmar to UNESCO.

Ref: The Irrawaddy

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