Categories

Mandalay – the old royal capital of Burma ( part 3) – some other structures

King Mindon's Sabbath Hall, one of his favourite retreats to hear the Buddhist scriptures

King Mindon’s Sabbath Hall, one of his favourite retreats to hear the Buddhist scriptures

There are several buildings in the palace which survived wartime destruction  but most are  off limits to foreigners as the former Mandalay Palace is still a military garison, and some of the original barracks of the former British garrison of Fort Dufferin are still used. The Japanese, when they occupied the base, spent much of their time using prisoners to  create a network of tunnels which are still used as storage areas.

The palace is unique in Burmese monarchy’s former palaces in that it contains tombs – royal tombs, which previous to King Mindon’s reign was thought unlucky to have within the “royal compound”.

The tombs are also an example of the complex nature of the relationships within the royal family. In the future we may have more access to the buildings of the palace. Today we shall look at the tombs of deceased royalty Read more

Posted on by TOBY in Asia, Myanmar, Tours, Walking tours Leave a comment

Mandalay Palace – the old Royal capital of Burma ( Part 1) The wall and the gates

Mandalay Hill from the south

Mandalay Hill from the south

Mandalay was established in 1857 on the orders of King Mindon on the apparent prophesy that a new capital would come into existence on the 2,400th anniversary of Buddhism. In reality Mindon wished to move from the unlucky capital  Amarapura  from which since 1825 the Burmese monarchs had seen their fortunes decline, especially after two unsuccessful wars against the British.

Indeed, Burmese kings frequently changed the locations of their capital city, much to the inconvenience of their subjects. Amarapura had been the capital during the periods 1783–1821 and 1842–1857. Now it was Mandalay.

The capital was founded on Brahmin and  Buddhist principals, and a perfect match with these was made  with  Mandalay Hill being behind the proposed palace. In Beijing (Peking) they had to build a hill according to Feng Shui for the “Forbidden City”.

Read more

Posted on by TOBY in Asia, Burma, Myanmar, Remembrance Tour, Tours, Walking tours Leave a comment

Battles for Bago ( Pegu) 1942 and 1945

 

Kyait Pun Zaytawon Monastery, Bago

Kyait Pun Zaytawon Monastery, Bago

In March 1942 there was a large garrison of British Indian troops in Bago (Pegu), one of the largest remaining since the 17th Divison had been scattered and decimated at the Sittang Bridge disaster. A decision has been made not to contest Yangon(Rangoon) which was quickly evacuated and the Pegu garrison evacuated the city to join the Yangon troops heading north. The  Pegu troops included infantry and armour which met the Japanese at the towns of Paya Gyi and Hlegu , where they  were successful against the Japanese Ha-Go tanks and “sticky bomb” molotov cocktails, and they pushed through the road block erected to join the retreat north. It was a tactical victory to the British Indian troops – rare during this period.

By April 1945 the advancing allied troops had swept away much of the resitance of the Japanese who were in disorganised retreat towards the Sittang  and Salween rivers – hoping to get to Thailand.

Read more

Posted on by TOBY in Asia, Burma, Myanmar, Remembrance Tour, Tours, Walking tours Leave a comment

Atumashi (Incomparable) Monastery in Mandalay Burma

The decorated entrance of the Atumashi Monastery

The decorated entrance of the Atumashi Monastery

King Mindon entrusted the Atumashi monastery and the monastic establishment to Pakhan Saydaw U Nandasarasirisadhammadhaja  Mahadammarajaguru as abbot.

The king visited to monastery in state and dedicated it by making a libation to the main Buddha image on 30 May 1877.

The monastery was adorned with carved figurines and floral designs, and the building was finally completed in 1878.

After the British took Mandalay it was used as a garrison church and then as a barracks.

It then suffered an even more dreadful fate.

Read more

Posted on by TOBY in Burma, Inspirational, Myanmar, Tours, Walking tours 3 Comments

Download and Watch Full Movie Sherlock: The Final Problem (2017)

Poster Movie Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017

Sherlock: The Final Problem (2017) HD

Director : Benjamin Caron.
Writer : Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat.
Producer : Sue Vertue.
Release : January 15, 2017
Country : United Kingdom.
Production Company : BBC Wales, Hartswood Films, Masterpiece Theatre.
Language : English.
Runtime : 90 min.
Genre : Mystery, Drama.

Movie ‘Sherlock: The Final Problem’ was released in January 15, 2017 in genre Mystery. Benjamin Caron was directed this movie and starring by Benedict Cumberbatch. This movie tell story about Long buried secrets finally come to light as someone has been playing a very long game indeed. Sherlock and John face their greatest ever challenge. Is the game finally over?

Watch Full Movie Online Sherlock: The Final Problem (2017)

Do not miss to Watch movie Sherlock: The Final Problem (2017) Online for free with your family. only 2 step you can Watch or download this movie with high quality video. Come and join us! because very much movie can you watch free streaming.

Streaming Movie Sherlock: The Final Problem (2017) Online
Incoming search term :

film Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 online
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 Episodes Online
watch full Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 movie online
live streaming film Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 online
Watch Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 Online Viooz
Watch Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 Online Free putlocker
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 For Free online
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 English Full Episodes Download
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 live streaming movie
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 English Full Episodes Watch Online
live streaming movie Sherlock: The Final Problem online
Watch Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 Online Free Putlocker
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 For Free Online
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 English Full Episodes Free Download
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 Episodes Watch Online
streaming Sherlock: The Final Problem movie
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 Full Episode
download full movie Sherlock: The Final Problem
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 movie streaming
Watch Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 Online Megashare
Watch Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 Online Putlocker
live streaming film Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017
Watch Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 Online Free Viooz
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 English Full Episodes Online Free Download
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 English Episode
film Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 trailer
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 Online Free Megashare
Watch Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 Online Free megashare
trailer film Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 English Episodes Free Watch Online
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 HD Full Episodes Online
film Sherlock: The Final Problem streaming
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 movie
streaming Sherlock: The Final Problem
streaming movie Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 Full Episodes Watch Online
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 English Episodes
download movie Sherlock: The Final Problem
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 HD English Full Episodes Download
download Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 movie
Watch Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 Online Free
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 Full Episodes Online
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 Watch Online
film Sherlock: The Final Problem download
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 live streaming film
Sherlock: The Final Problem 2017 film trailer
watch full movie Sherlock: The Final Problem

Posted on by TOBY in Day Trip, Specials, Thailand, Tours, Walking tours 1 Comment