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The Shwenandaw Monastery – formerly the Golden Teak Palace.

The Golden Teak Monastery Mandalay

The Golden Teak Monastery Mandalay

Shwenandaw Kyaung  Monastery was constructed during the completion of the Mandalay Palace between 1859 and 1860. It is the only surviving wooden building from the original palace at Mandalay, most of which were destroyed during the Japanese bombing of 1942.

As was traditional, when the capital was moved to Mandalay on the orders of King Mindon, most of the existing palaces in the former capital were dismantled and re-built, and this was the case here. It taken from Amarapura Palace and re-erected as  the northern section of the King’s private apartments – the Glass Palace. Read more

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The Golden Rock – The Kyaik-ti-yo

The Golden Rock

The Golden Rock

It is situated about 200 kms. east  of Yangon, on the road to Mawlamyine and has now become one of the most popular pilgrimage sites and therefore tourist targets in the country. It’s present  popularity was not always so. It is 1100 metres above sea level and until recently it as reached by pony or more usually by a stiff hike up the mountain.  This used to take at least two days.

The previous military government decided to build a road ( another is now being constructed to avoid the present queues of truck going either down of up, which have to wait in passing places for whichever has the right of way).

 

 

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Pyin oo Lwin

The former garrison church , All Saint's Anglican Church

The former garrison church , All Saint’s Anglican Church

This town was made famous as the summer capital of the British to escape the the heat of Rangoon and Mandalay as it lies over 1000 metres above  sea level. The route from Mandalay is just under 50kms long, over goods roads which rise steeply, and many make a day trip from the old royal capital, while others make it a base to travel further on, possibly by slow train over the Goteik Viaduct  towards the old Shan capital of the Shan saopha of Hsi-paw.

When the British were advancing on Mandalay during the 3rd Anglo Burmese war in 1885, there was a plan for King Thibaw to escape to Pyin oo Lwin or Shwebo, but he decided to stay in his palace.

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Exploring the battles of Pakokku, Nyaung – U and Bagan 14th – 19th February 1945 Part 2.

The dry roads of Nyaung U and Bagan. When the allies landed they were in almost desert conditions.

The dry roads of Nyaung U and Bagan. When the allies landed they were in almost desert conditions.

Unknown to the Allies, Pagan was the boundary between the Japanese Fifteenth and Twenty-Eighth Armies, and the the area north of Nyaung U was given to the Indian National Army to guard. As well as giving heavy resistance to the South Lancashire Regiment, here at Nyaung U they were fighting against 1/11 Sikh Regiment.

The 9th battalion, INA 4th Guerrilla Regiment was made up mostly of Tamils recruited from Malaya and there was heavy fighting in the sandy lanes surrounding and at the rear of the cliffs. Read more

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Exploring the battles of Pakokku, Nyaung – U and Bagan 14th – 19th February 1945 Part 1.

Bagan with it's 2000 temples and pagodas

Bagan with it’s 2000 temples and pagodas

Bagan ( Pagan) is the second most popular tourist destination after Yangon in Myanmar. In 1945  Bagan was also an objective of the 14th Army, quickly following the retreating Japanese from their defeats at Imphal and Kohima, through the jungle towards the Irrawaddy. DTC Travel have a unique  set of trips for visitors wanting to see the battlefields during this period, and we will explore one which tells of the crossing of the Irrewaddy

“The longest opposed river crossing attempted in any theatre of the Second World War”

General Slim noted in his memoirs that this action was “the longest opposed river crossing attempted in any theatre of the Second World War”. Here we detail the battle with the photos telling of the trip. Click of them to see the text descriptions. Read more

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Kandawmin Gardens- the tombs of prominent Burmese people

Kandawmin Gardens

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“Kandawmin Gardens” may be a Burmese version of “Cantonment Gardens”, the name given when they were created in colonial times. The gardens  are near enough to the Shwe Dagon  that those who are buried there are considered to be under the shadow of the famous and much worshipped temple and thus this honour is reserved for special individuals.

Four such tombs lie on The Shwe Dagon Pagoda Road where the gardens border the busy traffic, the drivers and passers- by barely noticing them. Well, let us see who is there.

The oldest belongs to the primary Queen of the exiled King Thibaw, the controversial Queen Supalayat who was exiled to Ratnagiri in India in 1886 with the monarch, and returned to Burma three years after his death, in 1919. She died in 1925 having lived as a recluse  in Churchill Road, now called Komin Kochin Road – insisting that any visitors show respect due to a Queen.

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The battles around Penwegon. July 1945

Penwegon - an old administrative building now partially converted into restaurants

Penwegon – an old administrative building now partially converted into restaurants

During the advance south by the 17th Indian Division, this small town became it’s headquarters. It was to become the centre of the last significant land battle in the Far East in the Second World War.
What remained of the once powerful Japanese 28th Army had been trapped in the Bago (Pegu) Yomas (hills), and the Japanese attempted to have the survivors breakout out across the Sittang River and escape into Thailand. To get there they had to cross the main Mandalay – Bago road, where Penwegon is located. The Japanese were hampered by disease (malaria and cholera), lack of communications between units, exhaustion and a growing sense of desperation in all ranks.

Former ally turns against the Japanese

Their former ally, General Aung San of the Burmese National Army had switched sides following secret negotiation with the British ( the BNA now became the Burma Patriotic Army) and was heavily engaged in searching for Japanese troops and killing them. THey had already taken to Japanese staff of the Mingaladon Military Academy and executed them in the Bago Yomas.

The 33rd Army went too soon for the 28th army

The Japanese 33rd Army under General Honda attempted to assist the 28th Army breakout, but it’s attack on the Sittang Bend on 3rd July 1945 was mistimed and occurred before the 28th Army was ready.

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The Battle for Pyawbwe March 1945

 

The pagoda signalled the turn off for the Claudcol column

The pagoda signalled the turn off for the Claudcol column

In March 1945, the Allies had captured Mandalay and Meiktila. This brought to an end the campaign in central Burma. However, Rangoon was further south and the Japanese commander in the field, General Kimura, believed that if his forces could hold up the 14th Army until mid-May this would seriously hinder General Slim, the commander of the 14th Army.

Mid-May was the time when the monsoon was expected to start and this would have severely hampered the allied transport as roads, such as they were, could be washed away and the general  conditions for the men of the  motorised 14th Army would have become miserable. Slim was also aware of the problems that the monsoon would bring him and he resolved to get to Rangoon before mid-May.

 

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