Century-old teak monastery, ancient Makkhaya City to become new tourist destinations

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The ancient city of Makkhaya in Singaing Township, Mandalay Region.

The century-old teak monastery situated in the precinct of the Dhammikārāma Shwegyin monastery in Aungmyethazan Township, and the ancient Makkhaya City in Singaing Township are slated for development as new tourist destinations in the Mandalay Region, according to U Min Maung Soe, Deputy Director of the Mandalay Region Directorate of Hotels and Tourism.
“The teak monastery holds significance for Thai tourists due to its embodiment of Konbaung period Myanmar-Thai ancient architecture, featuring a statue of the Thai architect responsible for its construction.
Following a large-scale renovation this year in collaboration between Myanmar and Thai architects, including significant contributions donated through a merit-sharing ceremony by Thai teams, we are poised to establish it as a new tourist destination. Similarly, the old city of Makkhaya, still attracting tourists, will also receive designation as a new destination,” U Min Maung Soe said.
The Mandalay Region Directorate of Hotels and Tourism preserves the ancient city of Makkhaya in Singaing Township, Mandalay Region, as it offers visitors the opportunity to witness the architectural wonders dating back to the Nyaungyan period, earlier than the Konbaung era. — ASH/TH

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