Asia

    • Burma's ancient royal capital Bagan is home to more than 3,000 temples and shrines. (D. Schearf/VOA)
    • Hot air balloons carry tourists over Bagan's temples and shrines. (D. Schearf/VOA)
    • Tourists watch the sun rise over Bagan's temples and shrines. (D. Schearf/VOA)
    • Bagan has more than 3,000 temples and shrines. (D. Schearf/VOA)
    • Burma's government wants Bagan to be recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (D.Schearf/VOA)
    • One of the thousands of historic sites in Burma's ancient royal capital Bagan. (D. Schearf/VOA)
    • Scaffolding is erected around one of Bagan's ancient buildings. (D. Schearf/VOA)
    • Workers restore an ancient structure in Bagan, Burma. (D. Schearf/VOA)

    Burma's Ancient Royal Capital Bagan

    Published March 08, 2013

    The city is home to more then 3,000 temples and shrines. It is seen as a treasure of archaeology and architectural history.


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