(Article of book en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Yangon’s Heritage : Steps Towards Preservation

published at : Protecting Siam's heritage

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



In Burma there are thousands of ancient religious shrines, but there are almost no ancient palaces or public hall. This is attributed to the Buddhist view of impermanence and the devastations of World War II. The proximity of religious shrines, temples and churches is a characteristic signature of the Yangon’s urban landscape. Nothing gives a better sense of the people of Myanmar, the diverse races, cultures and religions living side by side in peace. These buildings with historical connotations stand within sight of each other. Debates and disagreements surrounding their renovation, reconstruction, or demolition are now running high. In many parts of the capital there is a huge construction boom underway, consisting almost entirely of high rise skyline structures that would not be in keeping with the Heritage Trust concept. There is general agreement that the scope of the renovations must be guided by careful planning and a steady funding stream. - (GL)



Published at : Collection The Journal of the Siam Society / ISBN 978-616-215-059-3 ;

Editor : The Siam Society under Royal Patronage, Bangkok ; Silkworm Books, Chiang Mai - THAILANDE (2013)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 100 [pp. 323-334]

Bibliographic references : dissem.

Collation : index



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