Bago palace uses anti-Burmese symbol to attract Thai tourists

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via Coconuts Yangon, 17 January 2018: Kanbawza Thardi Palace in Bago has a statue of an Ayutthaya princess that holds a secret meaning to Thai visitors.

Officials want to attract Thai tourists to a replica of Bayinnaung’s palace by displaying a statue that symbolizes the cruelty of Burmese expansionism.

Source: Bago palace uses anti-Burmese symbol to attract Thai tourists | Coconuts Yangon

Colonial conquest’s lost treasures return to Myanmar | Frontier Myanmar

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via Frontier Myanmar, 08 August 2017: Artefacts taken from the Shwemawdaw Pagoda in Bago during the 19th century as part of the spoils of war are returned from New Zealand soldier’s descendant in a repatriation ceremony.

In returning Myanmar relics almost two centuries after their capture, a New Zealand lawyer concludes a generations-old story of conquest, spoil and reconciliation.

Source: Colonial conquest’s lost treasures return to Myanmar | Frontier Myanmar