Statue museum of King Mindon and Queen under construction

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Statue museum of King Mindon and Queen under construction

A museum in which the statues of King Mindon who built the Mandalay Palace in 1221 Myanmar Era and Queen will be kept is under construction near Kyauktawgyi Pagoda at the foot of Mandalay Hill.
Managing Director of Mann Myay Yazar Company Ltd Thudhamma Dr U Kyaw Win and wife Thudhamma Theingi Daw Myint Myint Than and family of Mandalay will bear the cost of construction of the museum.
The museum hall will display equipment and regalia of the royal palace in addition to the statues of the king and queen with the aim of enabling the new generation youth to have a wider knowledge about benefactor King Mindon and cultural heritage.
The 40 feet by 60 feet museum hall being built on an 80 feet by 60 feet land plot will be decorated with Myanmar handicrafts. Four corners outside the building will be kept with four statues of gods and the gate with mythical statues. The fencing of the compound will be installed with steel fixings. It is expected to complete the construction tasks in the last week of December 2014.
The wellwisher family donates construction of Pitakat Chamber, Maha Pathana ordination hall and Sudhamma Public Rest House in Mandalay.
Moreover, wellwishers donated construction of buildings at Bo Tree and golden throne, Sanu Hall, King Mindon museum, archways and installation of steel fixing for fencing at the park.–Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-printing House)

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