Royal buildings in Mandalay to be restored

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


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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