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Lying on a bend of the Ayeyarwady River in the central plain of Myanmar, Bagan is a sacred landscape, featuring an exceptional range of Buddhist art and architecture. The site’s eight components include numerous temples, stupas, monasteries and places of pilgrimage, as well as archaeological remains, frescoes and sculptures. The property bears spectacular testimony to the peak of Bagan civilization (11th–13th centuries CE), when the site was the capital of a regional empire. This ensemble of monumental architecture reflects the strength of religious devotion of an early Buddhist empire.

Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site

iiiTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared. All
ivTo be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history. All
viTo be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria). All



World Heritage Sites Brutalisms Atlas Obscuras Audio Guides News
Rih Dil 2020288.5kmsite_ao
White Buddha Temple 2019422.7kmsite_ao
Boon Ko Ku So Bridge 2019418.7kmsite_ao
You Can Walk Up This ‘Sticky’ Waterfall 2019495.3kmsite_ao
Armenian Church of Dhaka 2019541.7kmsite_ao
Ahsan Manzil (Pink Palace) 2019541.1kmsite_ao
Lalbagh Fort 2019543.3kmsite_ao
Panam Nagar 2019521kmsite_ao
Star Mosque 2019541.9kmsite_ao
Wat Tham Pla 2019525.7kmsite_ao
Tham Lod Cave 2019395.2kmsite_ao
Phu Chi Fah 2019597.5kmsite_ao
Nat Taung Kyaung 20194.2kmsite_ao
Lakkatura Tea Garden 2018518.8kmsite_ao
Cox’s Bazar Beach 2018294.3kmsite_ao
Doi Tung Trenches 2018520.3kmsite_ao
Tham Tu Pu 2018529.9kmsite_ao
Pegu Club 2018502.7kmsite_ao
Taukkyan War Cemetery 2018475.7kmsite_ao
Myanmar’s Trove of Glass Treasures 2017495.9kmsite_ao
The Linguistic History of Bangladesh’s Curzon Hall 2017542.6kmsite_ao
Elephant Nature Park 2018503.4kmsite_ao
Werawsana Jade Pagoda 2017141.5kmsite_ao
Pha Nang Khoi Cave 2017650.4kmsite_ao
A Pagoda-Like Palace In Yangon 2017499.3kmsite_ao
Floating Gardens of Inle Lake 2017220.9kmsite_ao
Elephant Poo Poo Paper Park 2018489.7kmsite_ao
Wat Umong 2018499.6kmsite_ao
Tripitaka Library 1956495.1kmsite_brutalism
Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban (National Parliament House) 1962546.6kmsite_brutalism
Pyu Ancient Cities 2014175.7kmsite_whs
Sundarbans National Park 1987625.6kmsite_whs
Kaziranga National Park 1985631.4kmsite_whs
Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat 1985551kmsite_whs
The Sundarbans 1997596.3kmsite_whs
The Breathtaking Images That Won the 2019 National Geographic Travel Contest 2019541.1kmpost



About the source: UNESCO

Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.

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