President inspects Bagan World Heritage Site

President U Win Myint observes the ancient Buddha image displayed at Bagan Archaeological Museum in Bagan yesterday. Photo: MNA
President U Win Myint observes the ancient Buddha image displayed at Bagan Archaeological Museum in Bagan yesterday. Photo: MNA

President U Win Myint who was in Mandalay Region’s Nyaung U inspected the Bagan cultural heritage region which had been recently added to the World Heritage Site list, to preserve the region, develop travel business and create economic opportunities for the local people.
The President accompanied by Union Ministers Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe, Thura U Aung Ko, Dr Myint Htwe and U Ohn Maung, Mandalay Region Chief Minister Dr Zaw Myint Maung, Myanmar Police Force Chief Police Lt-Gen Aung Win Oo and officials paid homage to the Shwezigon Pagoda, the Tantkyitaung Pagoda, the Lawkananda Pagoda, the Tuyintaung Pagoda, the Alodawpyi Pagoda, the Htilominlo Pagoda, the Ananda Temple, the Dhammayangyi Pagoda and the Thatbyinnyu Pagoda by offering ‘soon’, flower, water, oil lamps, scented water and cash donations.
Next the President visited the Bagan Archaeological Museum to observe the displays and spoke of the need to preserve the cultural and architectural heritages of the Bagan region.
Later in the afternoon the President and party left Nyaung U by motorcade and arrived back in Nay Pyi Taw early in the evening. — MNA

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