Thatbyinnyu temple to start restoration in 2018

Myanmar Times, 01 June 2017

The preliminary restoration of the damaged Thatbyinnyu temple in Bagan is expected to begin in 2018 with an initial fund of US$1 million from the Chinese government.

The Chinese government granted the fund to implement preliminary emergency restoration of damaged pagodas in Bagan from the earthquake last year.

Thatbyinnyu is one of the worst hit in the first priority group which includes 36 pagodas.

Source: Thatbyinnyu temple to start restoration in 2018

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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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