Thursday Doors- 8 Sept

 

atumashi-monastery

 

Atumashi Monastery (Maha Atulawaiyan Kyaungdawgyi), was originally built in 1857 by King Mindon, who had founded his new capital of Upper Burma at Mandalay just a few years earlier in 1855. It was considered one of Southeast Asia’s most magnificent buildings. The building and its entire contents burned down in 1890.  For years the monastery lay in ruins until the Burmese archaeological department reconstructed the building in the 1990s.

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