Bagan—Construction on 42 new hotel projects was requested to stop temporarily in 2014 order to prevent damage to ancient buildings. Bagan is a candidate for being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
“There have been hotels in Bagan since before 1998. Some hotels, motels and inns were built before [historical preservation] laws were passed. Some restaurants were built after the laws were passed. We estimate there are about 120 of them,” said San Win, the former director general of the Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library.