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Myanmar's Ancient Temple City Faces Modern Danger

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October 6, 2013
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The Bagan temple complex is one of the holiest and most visited sites in Myanmar. But many temples have been badly renovated over the past 20 years, which could threaten its application for world heritage status.


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