Apr 16, 2015

Renovation of the Mandalay palace

Myanmar’s Ministry of Culture has invited tenders to undertake a major renovation of Mya Nan San Kyaw Palace in Mandalay.

Eleven Myanmar media informed that this is the second tender for the renovation of the palace. In 2013, the first tender was operated, nevertheless it had finalised.

In Nay Pyi Taw, The Ministry of Culture handed over the palace to the Mandalay Regional Government Committee in July 2013.

The palace was then handed over last December to the culture ministry because the ministry had financial resources to carry out restoration. Nyo Myint Tun- Mandalay’s Archaeological Research and National Museum Department assistant director said the Ministry of Culture has now opened a tender for the renovation of the Mya Nan San Kyaw golden palace.

“We are going to carry out restoration on the palace and the main buildings. In the past, we carried out only minor maintenance.” the Golden Palace, or Mya Nan San Kyaw Palace, was built between 1857 and 1859. It also served as the royal residence of King Mindon and King Thibaw who are the last two kings of Burma. British forces entered the palace and captured the royal family and razed the city to the ground, it ceased to be a royal residence and seat of government in 1885..


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