Norwegian King and Queen visit Bagan

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Norwegian King His Majesty Harald V and Queen Her Majesty Sonja arrived in ancient cultural city of Bagan, Mandalay Region, Wednesday.
The special flight of the visiting royal guests landed at NyaungU Airport at 11:30 a.m as Union Minister U Htay Aung for Hotels and Tourism, Mandalay region government officials and students were welcoming them at the airport.
The King then held a press conference at the Thande Hotel in the ancient city about their official tour to Myanmar.
The King and the Queen also visited the ancient research museum and looked around the artifacts of Bagan period.
They also witnessed the signing ceremony of the agreement between Myanmar and Norway on jointly conservation of cultural heritages of Southeast Asian country.
Deputy Minister for culture Daw Sandar Khin explained conservation activities of her ministry, together with Ministry of Forest and UNESCO, cultural heritages and forest.
The Norwegian King and Queen visited the temples and pagodas, including Ananda Temple, Shwesandaw and Culamuni Pagodas before they took cruise ship Amara
along Ayeyawady River to enjoy panoramic views of Bagan.

 

 

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