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Myanmar cyclists tour Bagan to celebrate UNESCO World Heritage listing

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 28, 2019 12:36

Myanmar cyclists tour Bagan to celebrate UNESCO World Heritage listing

Hundreds of cyclists rode around Myanmar’s ancient capital of Bagan to celebrate the Buddhist temple complex being inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO earlier this month. The Myanmar proposal to list the site was approved at a meeting of the U.N.’s cultural body in Baku, Azerbaijan on July 6, nearly a quarter of a century after the complex of Buddhist temples was first nominated for listing. Decked out in helmets and lycra, the riders were from various cycling groups across the country, all keen on a scenic trip and ready to promote Bagan as a tourist heritage spot worth protecting. They also took time to collect rubbish littered around the temples.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 28, 2019 12:36