Bagan, a Unesco World Heritage site in Myanmar, has almost no visitors, as tourists have stayed away since the military coup in 2021. Photo: Shutterstock
Bagan, a Unesco World Heritage site in Myanmar, has almost no visitors, as tourists have stayed away since the military coup in 2021. Photo: Shutterstock
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‘People are having to sell their land’: in Bagan, Myanmar, as visitors stay away from Unesco World Heritage site after 2021 coup, tourism workers leave to find work, businesses close

  • Millions of tourists used to visit Myanmar’s ancient temple and pagoda complex each year, but since the military coup in 2021 visitors have stayed away
  • People around the Unesco World Heritage site who used to depend on tourism are turning to other work and moving to the cities

Bagan, a Unesco World Heritage site in Myanmar, has almost no visitors, as tourists have stayed away since the military coup in 2021. Photo: Shutterstock
Bagan, a Unesco World Heritage site in Myanmar, has almost no visitors, as tourists have stayed away since the military coup in 2021. Photo: Shutterstock
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