A Slew of Visitors to Study Teak Posts Exhibited in Kanbawza Thardi Palace, Bago

Ancient teak posts.  Photo: Tin Soe (Bago)
Ancient teak posts.  Photo: Tin Soe (Bago)

Ancient teak posts found in excavating the royal ground palace of Kanbawza Thardi Palace built by King Alaung Phaya are being exhibited for the public to study at the ground place site.
The said teak posts were the ones used in building up the Kanbawza Thardi palace in 1553 during the reign of King Alaung Phaya. In 1599, the palace was burnt down to the ground. The posts remained under the ground for over 400 years.
In excavating the royal ground place on December 13, 1993 a total of 222 posts—176 teak posts including stump posts underground were found out.
According to the descriptions written at the bottoms of the posts, it was learnt that these posts were donated from the regions under the vast land of the king, due to the organization of the ruler.
Out of 176 teak posts, descriptions written in Mon and Myanmar languages— names of towns such as Mawlamyaing Thit, Moekaung Thit, Pyi Thit, Thayawady Thit and etc., noble men such as Naymyo Kyaw Htin and Letya Nandathu were seen on the 136 teak posts.
Those teak posts and planks were exhibited intact as discovered for the public to observe.
In examining tree-rings of the posts, dendrochronological experts estimate teak trees at 180 years at least to grow up to the stages.
Here is the good news for people across the nation to come to the Kanbawza Thardi Palace’s royal ground place for observation, situated nearby Nandawyar ward, south of Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda. —Phyo Ko Lin (Nyaung Waing)

Ancient teak posts.  Photo: Tin Soe (Bago)
Ancient teak posts.  Photo: Tin Soe (Bago)
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