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US, Burmese Experts to Renovate Mandalay Monastery

24 April 2014

American archeologists and Burmese experts are set to begin renovating the Shwenandaw Monastery in Mandalay, according to a report in the state-run New Light of Myanmar on Thursday. The report said the US Embassy-funded renovation would begin in the last week of April and followed preliminary research by the New York-based World Monuments Fund. “The renovation will include conservation, fire prevention and easy flow of water along the woodcut gutters of the monastery,” it said. The monastery, built in the 1880s, is known for its Buddhist carvings in the teak walls and ceilings, the report said.