Authorities have asked local residents to help with the maintenance of historic Fort Thabyetan, located near Inwa Bridge in Amarapura Township, Mandalay District.
Construction of the fort, built to repel enemies marching on Yadanabon Royal Palace, began on 3 December, 1874 during the reign of King Mindon, and was completed on 1 January, 1879 in the time of King Thipaw.
Forts were also built in Asaykhan Ward of Sagaing and Hsinkyon Village in Inwa city, forming a triangle of fortifications across the Ayeyawady River.
In the Third Anglo-Myanmar War, more than 2,000 troops were ready to fight the invaders but were ordered to stand down by the Royal Palace.
At present, Fort Thabyetan is being maintained by the Department of National Museum and Library of the Ministry of Culture. Parts of the fort require maintenance, the department said.
Maung Pyi Thu (Mandalay)