Site Management

Management Vision

The vision guiding the management of Pyu Anceint Cities as articulated in the PMP is one which is based on a stakeholder consensus on the current and future use of the property, grounded in the heritage values of Pyu Ancient Cities:

“A Heritage Site with a balance between antiquity and livingness, where its potential Outstanding Universal Value is safeguarded, promoted and communicated to contemporary life and to bring these values into play to contribute to local community economic, social and cultural development, by integrating heritage preservation into environmental conservation and sustainable development through a participatory approach to the property’s management, undertaken in cooperation with other stakeholders including the sangha (monk body) and the local community.”

The managment vision articulated in the PMP is to be a achieved through the following key activities:


  1. Regulation of activities, by whichever anentcy, group, or person(s), which take place within the boundaries of the property;
  2. Identification, monitoring and control of factors affecting the property, in particular those which impact negatively on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value including integrity and authenticity;
  3. Implementation of the highest international standards of conservation applied to all attributes related to the Outstanding Universal Value, by all parties undertaking maintenance, conservation, or restoration works;

Promote and Communicate

  1. Promotion of inclusive, participatory, traditional Buddhist practices and of the Buddhist communities associated with the ancient city sites which comprise the property;
  2. Support for the celebration of Buddhist cultural practices; and religious pilgrimage to the property;
  3. Communication of traditional Buddhist practices, and other heritage values – in particular, those which contribute to the Outstanding Universal Value of the property – as an integral part of visitor interpretation and visitor education at the property in corporation of the locall community;
  4. romotion of the use of the property as a knowledge resource, and as a venue for creative cultural activities inspired by the legacy of Pyu civilization and the Outstanding Universal Value of the property;
  5. Facilitation of continued scholarly research into the heritage values of the property;

Contribute to Local Community

  1. Encouragement of the active participation of the resident monk body in the conservation of the property;
  2. acilitation of the use of the property as and educational resource by students from local schools, and further afield;
  3. Encouragement of public engagement with the property supervised participation in conservation works and in archaeological excavations;
  4. Development of organic agriculture, emphasizing traditional crops, as a modern economic sector for farmers, in keeping with the government’s organic green ploicy for the region’s development;
  5. Supplementation of the economic activities of agriculture of the local communities associated with the sites of the property through the development and promotion of the production of objects of material culture derived from Pyu artifact prototypes;

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