Bagan, in Maynmar, is one of 29 sites added to UNESCO’s list this year.
This week, the government of Sri Lanka is officially celebrating the Tripitaka, the collection of texts that form the foundation of Theravada Buddhism. The government has declared the week of March 16 to 23 “Tripitaka Week.”
The ancient mountain temples were established over 1,000 years ago.
UNESCO has revealed the winning design for a cultural center to be located near the the famous Bamiyan Buddha statues destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. All that remains of the statues, today, are two massive cavities in the cliff. The Shambhala Sun article, “Buddhist Treasures of Afghanistan,” describes the rich, diverse history of the region, giving context […]
Jesse Hiltz considers the definition of “heritage” after Mount Wutai receives a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation.