30 buildings over 100 years old in three regions/states designated as ancient by MORAC

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Myanma Port Authority Office is at the corner of Pansodan and Merchant Streets in Yangon and is listed as an ancient building.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture (MORAC) has designated 30 buildings over 100 years old in Yangon, Ayeyawady Regions and Rakhine State as ancient buildings.

Exercising its authority under sub-section (b) of section 34 of the Preservation and Protection of Ancient Buildings Law, the MORAC announced that eight buildings over 100 years old in Yangon, 12 in Ayeyawady and 10 in Rakhine were designated as ancient buildings.

The eight ancient buildings in Yangon Region include Dala Dockyard in Dala township, the Post and Telecomunications Department (formerly Government Telegraph Office) in Kyauktada township, Kyaw  Home Mart(formerly Tejoomal Department Store), Innwa Bank (formerly Mercantile Bank of India) in Merchant street, Myanmar Citizens Bank (formerly Misquit & Co) at the corner of Mahabandoola Garden street and 37th street, the Department of Pension (formerly Currency Department) at No. 27, the corner of Mahabandoola Garden street and Bank street, Myanma Port Authority Office at the junction of Pansodan and Merchant streets, and the Department of Inland Water Transport between Merchant street and Kanna street.

Those in Ayeyawady Region include St. Peter Catholic Church in No 4 ward and the archives office of the District General Administratative Department in Pathein, Pobbayone, Arsoka, Vejayanda, Taikkyi, Sudathana,  Yadana Sein, Bawdi, Mya and Mhan Kin monasteries in No 15 ward, Danuphyu, and Thukhitaryar monastery in No 2 ward in Danuphyu.

Similarly, Thaddama Zawtikayone monastery in Lanmadaw North ward, Oo Ye Kyaw Thu monastery in Sin Ku Lan ward, Gyit Bat monastery in Kyaungtet Lan ward, Pyinnya Linkara monastery in Ywagyi North ward, Shwezedi monastery in Kyaungtet Lan ward in Sittway, Ywa Chaung Gyi monastery in Ywa Chaung Gyi  village, Pauktaw, Panphechaung monastery (Kyauktaw-Kanzauk) in Panphechaung village, Kyauktaw, Bayarpaw monastery in Bayarpaw ward in MraukU, Kansauk monastery in Kanzauk village in  MraukU, and Ngalyintaung monastery on Ywa Oo Taung in Thabhyuchaing village, Natmaw villagetract in Thandwe are included in the ancient building list of Rakhine State.

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