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Video by @tobyharriman // Bagan is an ancient city in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Sitting next to the Ayeyarwady River , it’s home to more than 2 , 000 Buddhist monuments. This beautiful place Also happens to be located in an active earthquake zone , and has suffered damage from many earthquakes over the ages. Many of these underwent restorations in the 1990s by the military government , which sought to make Bagan an international tourist destination. However , the restoration efforts instead drew widespread condemnation from art historians and preservationists worldwide. Critics are aghast that the restorations paid little attention to original architectural styles , and used modern materials , the government has also established a golf course , a paved highway , and built a 61-meter (200-