Posts Tagged ‘Uthumphon’

$3 Million Set for Thai Tomb, Cultural Village Project in Burma

July 1, 2013

$3 Million Set for Thai Tomb, Cultural Village Project in Burma 

By , July 1, 2013

The excavation site of the historic tomb of former Siamese King Uthumphon at the edge of Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura Township in Mandalay. (Photo: Teza Hlaing / The Irrawaddy)

RANGOON—More than US$3 million has been earmarked to renovate the historic tomb of a former Siamese king and build a Thai cultural village near the Burmese city of Mandalay, according to a source close to the project.

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Siamese King’s Tomb near Mandalay to be Destroyed

July 18, 2012

Source: Irrawaddy-Siamese King’s Tomb to be Destroyed

The historic tomb of former Siamese King Uthumphon, located near Mandalay City in Upper Burma, is set to be destroyed to make way for a new urban development project, according to local historian sources.

The magnificent burial place, which is larger than most and measures the size of a small pagoda, is situated inside prominent Linzin (former Burmese name for Laos) Hill graveyard on the edge of famous Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura Township, Mandalay Division.

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