Wooden Bagan building nearing completion

The restoration of a 250-year-old building in the ancient city of Bagan is nearing completion, with the aid of public donations.

In Bagan, donors work to save a rare wooden gem
The Myanmar Times, 25 October 2009

Renovation work on a wooden building in Bagan believed to be as much as 250 years old is nearing completion, according to one of the organisers of the project.

Dr Aung Ko Ko, principal of No 1 Basic Education High School in Dagon township, told The Myanmar Times he and two friends have raised K30 million from well-wishers to renovate the building, after receiving permission to do so from the Department of Archaeology, under the Ministry of Culture.

However, the group requires an additional K10 million to complete the reconstruction of two platforms at the site, he said.

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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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