Establishing a global-level framework for heritage management at Bagan
Bagan is an extensive landscape of monuments located on the Ayeyarwady River in the central dry zone of Myanmar. With more than 3,500 stupas, temples and other religious structures, it provides exceptional and continuing testimony on an impressive and unprecedented scale of the tradition of Buddhist merit-making.
Since 2011, UNESCO has actively supported Myanmar in strengthening its capacity to manage the site in all dimensions, in cooperation with the world’s leading experts on Bagan, universities, professional associations and NGOs. This Technical Toolkit provides an introduction and links to the various tools, platforms and guidelines for heritage management and conservation which have been developed for Bagan, in line with international and World Heritage principles.