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Burma is completing the repair of hundreds of pagodas that were damaged by the Bagan earthquake in 2016

Burma has completed the repair of hundreds of temples in the ancient city of Bagan, damaged by the 6.8 magnitude Richter earthquake that rocked the country four years ago.

Bagan, which has been declared a World Heritage Site, is one of the main tourist attractions in Burma as it houses more than 3,000 Buddhist pagodas that are threatened by the fault in the center of the country.

“Bagan is located in one of the most active seismic zones in the world,” said Hans Leisen, a German art restorer who helps repair the city’s temples.

Burma is completing the repair of hundreds of pagodas that were damaged by the Bagan earthquake in 2016
Burma is completing the repair of hundreds of pagodas that were damaged by the Bagan earthquake in 2016

Leisen has stated that “there is a constant risk of earthquakes”, which is why experts “are trying to find solutions mainly to protect the needles and the structure of the pagodas”.

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