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Tourism is not allowed to climb the Baganagodas in Burma because they have behaved "shamefully".
According to a report of misconduct, people visiting the Bagan archeological site in Burma were forbidden to ascend the celebrated cloisters. "We would like to announce that from 1 March no one will be allowed to go up the pagodas," he added. " [visitors] often act poorly, in a way that is culturalally shameful, such as the wear of inadequate clothes, dance and sleep[on the monuments]".
"The tourist sector is a way to show our legacy, and this message of a prohibition in the way the legacy is shown will impact the tourist business," said Wai Yar Zar Ph. o., Mt. Wai Yar, Mt. However, incautious renovations to some of the churches, among them several hundred new buildings on old bases, have irreparably destroyed the area.
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Shedagon Pagoda, which towers over the Myanmar town of Yangon, is said to be the oldest Buddha pagoda in the whole wide open. It is said to be the oldest in the word, and more wondrous than the invaluable jewels and golden platters that cover its outer appearance, it also holds hair from the Buddha's skull. When he had fed him, Buddha gave them a present and gave them exactly eight heads of his skull.
In a ruby-red coffin, the brethren then wore the hallowed bristles back to their land, where, with the king's help, they began to build the Swedagon Pagoda Group. As the coffin with the hallowed heads was opened, the reliquary triggered a deluge of wonders that made blinds to see, paralysed people to go, and a shower of gems to come up from heaven.
Some of the other relicts were also buried at the sanctuary, among them a saint's rod, a garment of fabric of sacred statues and strangely enough a worshipped watertank. According to the legends, the pagoda is about 2,600 years old, but many scholars have put its structure nearer to 1,000 to 1,400 years old.
Anyway, the sumptuous place has survive through the wars and riots in the area and still rises above Yangon in sparkling splendour. This large centre stupa is lined with genuine golden platters, which are always given from all over the globe when needed, and its tip is set with ruby and gem.
Shwedagon is one of the miracles of the modern buddhistic pagoda and perhaps one of the most chic places ever built on a fistful of haci.