Bagan World Heritage

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Bagan World Heritage

The world heritage site of BAGAN, MYANMAR. The great date of Bagan is on 6th July 2019. Because, the 43th session of the  world Heritage nomination committee announced BAGAN is become one of world heritage in BAKU, AZERBAIJAN on 6/7/19.

Bagan is come from PYU GAMA, then to PU GAN and now to present BAGAN. The Bagan dynasty was flourished from 1044  AD to 1325 AD. The 55 kings are seated the throne in Bagan dynasty. During these days, king ANAWRAHTA change the religion from A YEE GYI worshipment to TERAVADA buddhism. Bagan is located at east bank of Ayeyarwady river, about 20 miles south of confluence of CHIN DWIN river and Ayeyarwady river. Bagan have 16 miles square miles wide and about 2217 pagodas and temples are recorded by archeology department. So far the department renovated the pagodas more 2000 already. Bagan is located at dry zone of central Myanmar. When the cool winds passed the Rakhaing YOMA mountain range, the cool wind is become rain on the Rakhaing YOMA ( mountain range ). When the wind pass Bagan, it is become hot wind and no more rain offers. That is naturally conserved the Bagan monuments for longtime and up to now. The archeologist Professor Dr. G. H LUCE from Yangon University request the British Government and sent the telegraph not to bond the Bagan. Bagan is rich in archeological study in 2nd world war period. That why the British Government not bond the Bagan. That is the peoples protect and conserved the Bagan. The Bagan dynasty is last for 1260 years. There are more than 4 millions pagoda are built during the Bagan dynasty legendary said. But now the archeology department renovated about 2000 pagodas already..The rest are will be because of earth quake including 1975 quake, the river erosion, the natural disasters effects are many lost the Bagan temples.The local community, the local authority and the monks are also always maintained and conserved the Bagan all time for long time up to now.Even Bagan was broke in 13 AD, the next kingdom such as SA GAING, PIN YA, IN WA. KONG BAUNG dynasty are appeared, but Bagan is still connected relation with those dynasty, because you can see some Monument are built in 15 and 16 AD at Bagan.

Bagan World Heritage
Jerdon’s Minivet ( Myanmar Endemics)

Bagan is not only rich in cultural heritage, but also rich in natural heritage too. The dry zone trees call HTA NAUNG in Myanmar (thorny trees , acacia leucaphloea) is the habitats of Bagan areas. The others many kinds of trees and toddy palm trees are also growing in the areas as the habitats. Some bird species are like that habitats, they are the endemics birds of Myanmar. They lives at the bagan areas for long time too. They never go any where and they are permanent resident in the areas. That why we call them as Myanmar endemic birds. You can see them for ever. The bird species at Bagan is more than 144 species including 6 Myanmar endemic. The White-throated Babbler, The Burmese Bushlark, The hooded Treepie, the Jerdon’s Minivet, the Burmese collared -Dove and the Burmese  Prinia are the Myanmar endemic birds which you can see in Bagan areas. That is the great chance for bird watching lovers.Bagan will never last, will always the heart of Myanmar peoples.