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Religious Edifices under Renovatio
- Subject: Religious Edifices under Renovatio
- From: suriya@xxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 09 Nov 1998 00:59:00
Subject: Religious Edifices under Renovation in Myanmar
Religious Edifices under
Renovation in Myanmar
YANGON (Nov. 8) XINHUA - The Myanmar government, joining
the public, is carrying out renovation and construction of
religious edifices in the
There are altogether 287 religious edifices to be renovated
and 890 old pagoda
sites being excavated and be re-built with original style
and taste of the 11th
century, according to Sunday's The New Light of Myanmar
The paper cited some successful renovations of ancient
pagodas and temples
which are nearing collapse in central Bagan area which is
rich with historical and
Similarly, other old religious edifices and buildings are
also being renovated in
various towns and cities across the country, including the
Shwedagon Pagoda in the capital of Yangon.
Myanmar is flourished with Theravada (Little Vehicle)
Buddhism with 80
percent of its population practicing the faith.
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