Concerns grow over safety of ancient tower in Mandalay

Concerns are growing over the structural integrity of the watchtower in Mandalay Palace, home of the last Konbaung Dynasty, and one of the most popular tourist spots in the country, said people in the tourism industry. The 24-metre-tall tower, located in the southern part of the palace compound, is popular with visitors as a vantage […]

Ancient village depicting life in Myanmar to come up in Amarapura

A MANDALAY-BASED company has announced that it plans to construct an ancient village depicting life from many centuries ago close to one of Myanmar’s most popular tourist sites. Taung Tha Man Thit Sar, a Mandalay-based company which was registered last year, said that it will construct the village on a 16.2ha site close to U […]

Businesses Bid for Tourist Exploitation of Historic Mandalay Palace

Mandalay Division’s government said it is privatizing the tourist exploitation of the historic Mandalay Palace complex, the abode of Burma’s last kings, the Konbaung Dynasty. In August, several firms were invited to submit a tender to manage commercial exploitation and ticket sales at the famed Mandalay Palace complex, said Nyo Myint Tun, a supervisor of […]