Nov 5, 2014

Bagan’s temples fee will increase in 2015.

The tourist entrance fee for Bagan’s temples will increase from USD15 to USD20 starting 1 January next year.
The Irrawaddy news channel quoted an unnamed source from Ministry of Culture’s Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library as saying that the increase will generate more income for Bagan to help protect historical sites, now it is preparing for World Heritage list status.
“The entrance fee increase will have no impact on tourists visiting Bagan, which is one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions. They will still visit as the experience is worth considerably more than the USD20 entrance fee.”
He added: “The entrance fee at Ankor Wat in Cambodia is also USD20 and in Bagan we have many places to visit.”
The Ministry of Culture collects the tourist entrance fee, which was USD10 until June 2013, when it increased to USD15.
“The entrance fee goes directly to the country’s budget and we have to request for funds to conserve the sites in Bagan. It’s not part of the Ministry budget. We need all of the funds to ensure the sites are preserved properly for the future.”

He added that in 2012, 150,000 tourists visited Bagan increasing to 200,000 people last year.
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