QR codes made to store detailed information about Sri Ksetra’s ancient pagodas, buildings

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A general view of the World Heritage Site Sri Ksetra Pyu ancient city with stone-carved signs and some ancient pagodas.

According to the Department of Archaeology and National Museum, QR Codes will be placed so that domestic and foreign tourists can easily find information about Sri Ksetra’s ancient pagodas and buildings.
In the middle of September this year, the Department of Archaeology and National Museums worked together with the University of Computer Studies(Pyay) to create eight QR Codes for Phayagyi Pagoda, Bawbawgyi Pagoda, Phayahtaunggu Pagoda, Laymyathna Temple, Natpauk Gate, Inner Palace, and Rahanda Lake.
The system was started in the Bagan region in 2010 and 60 QR Codes have been installed so far. In addition, Beikthano Ancient City and MraukU area will also be operated.
By installing QR Codes, cultural heritage evidence can be found in both Myanmar and English languages, and an audio system is installed.
Among the old Pyu cities, Sri Ksetra is the largest and oldest. Sri Ksetra means a city full of charm and auspiciousness. Sri Ksetra is located in the village of Mawzar, near Pyay Township.
There are 17 villages including Mawzar in the old town by the side of Pyay-Paukhaung road.
The old town of Sri Ksetra, which existed more than 2,000 years ago, is the pride and honour of the ancient people of Myanmar.
The 38th Session of World Heritage Committee held in Doha, Qatar on 22 June 2014 designated Myanmar’s three ancient cities, Hanlin, Beikthano and Sri Ksetra, as World Heritage Sites. —TWA/GNLM

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