Authorities with the Irrigation and Water Resources Management Department completed construction of lookout points for tourists in Bagan-Nyaung-U, according to an article in the City News Daily yesterday.
The purpose of the lookout points was to give visitors an alterative to climbing up temples and other structures that were being eroded by tourists scrambling to get a view of sunsets or perspectives for photos.
Previously, authorities granted sunset watching at five pagodas in Bagan region. But after an earthquake in last August, some pagodas with viewing sites were damaged and only two pagodas, Shwesandaw and Taung Gu Ni, were made available.
With the number of tourists in Bagan increasing, authorities decided to build new viewing platforms in Bagan. Authorities are also planning to install electric lamp posts in Nyaung-U town and to widen several main roads.