A woman was injured and a historic pagoda was damaged by artillery fire in Mrauk-U during fighting between the Myanmar military and rebels, a community elder and an official said.
In founding the trust seven years ago, U Thant Myint-U said, "I imagined a restored [Yangon] that would be a great place for both residents and visitors."
Authorities said a waterproof layer of concrete added in recent years to the top of the pagoda, which dates back to A.D. 4, was damaged but nothing was stolen.
In the face of economic and geopolitical influences, Mandalay would do better to work on preservation of its reputation as a cultural capital and promote its heritage and history.
The Sagaing regional government has granted approval for the pagoda to lose the gold paint and return to its original white color.
Often crumbling and closed to the public, a small number of Yangon’s heritage gems have opened up to the public in the form of quality restaurants.
The towering century-old home in Yangon, built by the prominent Chinese businessman Lim Chin Tsong, features an eccentric blend of Eastern and Western styles.
Amid a bid for UNESCO World Heritage Site status, renovation work following a quake in 2016 is still ongoing.
Archeology Department hoping visit will pave the way for inclusion on World Heritage list
A Korea-based company has inquired about building a 100-meter viewing tower near the Bagan Archaeological Zone.
"They are being sacrificed on the altar of a touristic experience. It's a tragedy for Bangkok and for Thailand," said Michael Herzfeld.