“Dandaree” launched in Bagan to boost Myanmar tourism

BAGAN, Myanmar - "Dandaree" ("legendary story" in Burmese), the stunning live performance has been launched in Bagan, the ancient land of Myanmar.

“Dandaree” launched in Bagan to boost Myanmar tourism

BAGAN, Myanmar – “Dandaree” (“legendary story” in Burmese), the stunning live performance has been launched in Bagan, the ancient land of Myanmar. “Dandaree” tells the story of Myanmar — from its humble beginnings to the present day, through the glorious Bagan era. Traditions, art and culture passed down from generation to generation for over a thousand years are revealed. “Dandaree” offers the perfect recounting of an amazing story through the performances of more than a hundred artists at Bagan Golden Palace. One of the three most beautiful palaces and a must-see for foreign tourists visiting the kingdom of Bagan. Bagan Golden Palace is located at the heart of the city of Bagan in Myanmar.

“Dandaree”, a visual masterpiece, features striking presentation styles, unmatched light and sound production, and multimedia techniques synchronized with stage performances by more than a hundred talented dancers, actors and performers who come together to tell the story of Myanmar’s proud history. Each scene reflects the unique elegance of Myanmar and its people through music, language, folk wisdom and Myanmar dance, puppeteers, martial artists, Chinlone shows, and more. “Dandaree” offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness the heritage of Myanmar in all its glory — a delightful moment for audiences of all ages.

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The Myanmar tourism industry is enjoying steady growth, thanks to the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) meeting and government policies to stimulate in-bound tourism in Myanmar. Tourism in Myanmar expanded significantly in 2013, with tourist numbers up by 93%, or around 2 million tourists, from a year earlier. The Myanmar government is aiming to boost tourist numbers to 3.1 million in 2014. Myanmar attracts tourists not only from Asia but also from European countries including France, Germany and the UK, as well as the USA. Furthermore, the number of airlines offering direct flights to Yangon from strategic cities in Singapore, Japan, China, Indonesia and Korea has risen markedly.

Bagan Archeological City and Monuments has been nominated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. A flourishing culture arose from the city of Bagan, from which religion, language and art — including valuable antique architecture in the “Pagoda Sea” of some 4,000 pagodas, around 2,000 of which survive — also originated. Bagan thus offers great potential for tourism and has become a must-see destination for tourists.

Bagan Golden Palace’s status as a must-see attraction for tourists visiting Bagan is further enhanced by the rich manner in which it reflects the grandeur of the Bagan Kingdom. Tourists enjoy the charms of sightseeing in Bagan during the day and then, after the sun falls, the performance of “Dandaree” further enriches the city’s tourist nightlife. The contemporary culture show takes its inspiration from the traditional culture of Myanmar that goes back more than 1,000 years at Bagan Golden Palace.

“Dandaree” will be shown during the high-season for tourism in Bagan, from November to March every year. Performances will therefore start on the 1st of November 2014 and run until the 31st of March 2015, with each performance seating 464. Ticket prices start at USD50 and reservations opened in September.

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