Torrential rains cause damage to Bagan’s ancient pagodas
|Ruins of Bagan [Credit: Nicholas Kenrick/WikiCommons]|
“It’s due to weak points of the original architectural style. [Erosion] used to occur there every rainy season. But [the affected area] is not very big, just a foot wide in damage,” said an official from the Bagan Archaeological Research Department.
Restoration efforts are now said to be under way.
As the heavy rains also caused water leakage in some of the ancient buildings, the department is conducting maintenance work for the buildings where necessary.
Source: Eleven Muanmar [October 31, 2013]
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