August 19, 2016

Renovation of King Udumbara memorial grounds in Mandalay slated for completion in six months

King Udumbara memorial ground is seen in Amarapura.
King Udumbara memorial ground is seen in Amarapura.

RENOVATION works on the Udumbara memorial ground at Linzin hillock in Amarapura Township, Mandalay is slated for completion within six months according to archaeologist U Win Maung (Tampawady).
Renovations kicked off yesterday on the memorial ground where the tomb of King Udumbara of Thailand is believed to have been built more than 230 years ago.
The works resumed on one-acre land following the approval of the Mandalay City Development Committee that had banned the works started in 2013 to restore the resting-place of the Thai monarch as a memorial ground on four-acre land with the use of the fund from Thailand.
We can return to renovate the site as Sitagu Sayadaw requested the former President and the previous Mandalay Region government to grant permission to resume the renovation works as a token of improving Thailand-Myanmar relations, said the archaeologist.
He added that renovation works include 15 structures including a stupa built by King Udumbara and tombs of the King and his relatives.



Aung Thant Khaing


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