December 19, 2016

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Gutawthit Pagoda in ancient Inwa city under renovation

Renovation tasks being carried out at Gutawthit Pagoda in ancient Inwa city, Tada U Township. Photo: Min Htet Aung
Renovation tasks being carried out at Gutawthit Pagoda in ancient Inwa city, Tada U Township. Photo: Min Htet Aung

THE Department of Archaeology and the National Museum’s Mandalay Branch are renovating the ancient Gutawthit Pagoda in ancient Inwa city, Tada U Township, with funds of K14.9 million (more than US$11,600) from the 2015-16 fiscal budget. Gutawthit Pagoda, one of the cave pagodas built during the Bagan era, was damaged during an earthquake in 2012. The department is striving to maintain as much original art work as possible.
“Experts from the department provide advice to the construction company’s renovation team,” an official of the department said.
The department assigned the Myanma Okshaung Company to renovate the pagoda in August of this year with a goal to complete the project by January 2016. The pagoda was built by King Thiha Thu (1350-59 A.D.).

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