Three manmade earthen hills have been
established as sites for travellers to admire the beauty of Bagan’s scenery at
sunset and dawn and there will be seven more additions to these three according
to an official of Nuaung U District General Administration Department.
The three hills are Komauk built in 17 feet in
height and 180 in length with a capacity of 360 viewers; Nyaungletphet in 16
feet and 500 feet with a capacity of 1000 viewers; and Sulamani in 17 feet and
168 feet. They all are located nearby
Anauk Phwarsaw Village and Sulamani Temple.
“Tests surveying if there is harm being done to
the heritage are being carried out in order to determine if we will build more
earth hills,’’ U Khin Zaw, deputy district officer of General Administration
Prohibition of climbing the pagodas and temples
for viewing Bagan landscapes were made by authorities concerned as the Bagan
pagodas are old and have become weak and even less durable after being damaged
by natural disasters.
“Buddha pagodas are holy places for the
Buddhists and having alcohol drinks, wearing foot ware at the pagodas is not
appropriate,” said U Aung Aung Kyaw, director of the Archeology and National
Museum in Bagan.
There has been one death from the four
incidents with travellers who fell down from pagodas in Bagan.
out with small numbers of local and foreign travelers using the hills, now the
hills are busy with the visitors.
The Bagan region received nearly 300,000 travellers