Sri Ksetra MuseumThe Sri Ksetra Museum
The most important works found in Pyu include small bronce figures by five interpreters (flutist, percussionist, clarinet, dancer and cymbalist ), which are among the early testimonies of Myanmar's music tradition (dating back to the fourth to ninth centuries AD). Here you can see reproductions of the figures, although the original ones are in the National Museum in Nay Pyi Taw.
Sri Ksetra Temple Fund for World Monuments
One of the oldest Buddhaist memorials in the hemisphere is the 1,500-year-old stupa and temple of Sri Ksetra. Bawbawgyi and Phaya-mar stupa and the Lemyetnhar and Bebe temple were also among the first buildings to use a domed arches system that later spread to Myanmar and all of Southeast Asia.
Today, however, these old sacral buildings are worsened by strong rainfalls that have led to cracking in the wall and tops of the memorials and have eroded and loose the tiles in the archs, resulting in some of them collapsing. The destabilisation of the foundation of buildings by increasing groundwater has also led to some of the memorials tilting aside.
The nominees seek to obtain the necessary support to develop a long-term maintenance schedule and resources for its realisation. Sri Ksetra was added to the World Heritage List in 2014 as part of the Pyu Ancient Centers of Myanmar. An environmental protection scheme developed for these three towns will safeguard Pyu's rich culture, much of which includes Buddhist monuments such as Sri Ksetra.
In the meantime, a museum has been opened in which reliquaries from all over the region are on display.