Sunday, March 6, 2016

New Height Requirements for Bagan Hot-Air Balloon Flights

On October 15, 2015, new regulations were put into effect for the hot-air balloons that fly over the site of Bagan. Bagan has pagodas that were built in the 9th through 13th centuries.

Now the balloons must stay at least 300 feet above Bagan and they are not permitted to land within the grounds of the pagodas. Although no incidents had been previously reported, the new rules aim to reduce any possible damage to the structures.

Bagan has more than 3,000 pagodas with the tallest, Thatbyinnyu the tallest at 200 feet.

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