OREANDA-NEWS The ancient capital of Myanmar, the city of Bagan, is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List at a meeting of the 43rd UN Cultural Council in Azerbaijan. This was reported on July 7 by the press service of the World Heritage Committee. 

A UNESCO statement states that the city of Bagan is a “sacred landscape”. The object consists of eight elements, each of which includes many Buddhist temples, stupas, sculptures, frescoes, archaeological monuments. There are also pilgrimage sites and monasteries. 

All the elements of the monumental architectural ensemble are evidence of the heyday of Bagan civilization (XI – XII centuries AD), when the city was the capital of a regional empire.