The Myanmar bid to join the UNESCO train has been going on for a long and bumpy 25 years.
Last month it finally stopped at our station and UNESCO awarded the historic area of Bagan a gold star for excellence and we gained entry onto the ‘World Heritage ‘List’.
What this means for businesses, shops, tourists, e-bike operators, taxis, tour guides, restaurants (like Sanon), the trains, planes, and buses remains to be seen.
Quite a few hotels located in the middle of the designated historic zone will be impacted. A UNESCO condition dictates that they will need to ‘move’.
Now… In my experience moving a chess piece ♟ or a dog 🐕 or even a car 🚘 can be done fairly easily however, the logistics of moving a hotel (including a swimming pool) will certainly take a gigantic effort.
We will all be watching this space to see how things unfold. It’s perhaps a good time to come to Bagan now before the world discovers this hidden gem!