UNESCO experts to assist temple restoration in Bagan

An aerial view shows a damaged temple in Bagan, southwest of Mandalay, Myanmar on 27 August 2016. Photo: Maung Hlaing Myo/Mizzima

Experts from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) were expected to arrive in Bagan yesterday to join local experts for renovation work, according to state media.

The Sulamani temple will be the first to be renovated among the many religious structures destroyed or damaged by the Bagan earthquake two weeks ago, according to the Department of Archaeological Research and National Libraries.

The archaeological department is still compiling a list of the damaged temples and pagodas in the country’s cultural area, the report said.

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