Royal buildings in Mandalay to be restored

Three royal buildings in Myanmar’s cultural capital Mandalay are to be restored.

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Three royal buildings in Mandalay to be restored
The Myanmar Times, 04 March 2013

A K1500-million project to restore a vital part of Mandalay’s royal heritage is being planned.

Craftsmen will use traditional Myanmar building methods to restore three historic buildings from the era of King Mindon, a planning meeting was told on February 23.

The three buildings are the Pahtan-haw Shwe Thein high ordination hall, the Thudhamma Zayats and Pitakat Taik Taw, the Buddhist scripture library.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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