Colonial era frontage Yangon
This walk will take us past some of the most prominant building in the centre of Yangon starting with an old administative building and finishing at a site commemorating the independence of Burma in 1948.
We start at the end of walk 2, on Maha Bandoola road, named after a famous Burmese general. He had initial success against the British in 1824 in fighting in the Arakan, and therefore his name was chosen to be commemorated in such a principal street in the city
The street was formally Dalhousie Street, named after the Governor General of India at the time of the Second Anglo Brumese war and it was he would ordered that territory upto Magwe and above Toungoo be annexed by Britain, and this included Rangoon
Pansodan from the south
Pansodan was originally Phayre Street named after Sir Arthur Purves Phayre, a career British Indian Army officer who became the first Commissioner of British Burma from 1862 to1867. He was related to Lt. General Robert Phayre, who served the British administration in Ireland in the 1600’s and also signed the death warrant of Charles the First .
Starting at the south of the street and heading north we shall pass a number of interesting buildings.
Strand Road Yangon
Dagon to Yangon. The former Mon settlement of Dagon was renamed “Yangon” (which can be translated as “End of Strife” ) by the victorious King Alaungphaya to celebrate the end of Mon insurrection against Burmese rule in 1755. Yangon, including the teak wood stockade, covered an area of seventy-five acres and lay roughly between the Sule Pagoda to the north and the Strand to the south, Mogul Street/Shwe Bontha Street to the west and Judah Ezekiel Street/Bo Aung Gyaw Street to the east. Although there were few Europeans there were Armenians, Moguls, Parsis, Hindus, Jews, Chinese, and other foreigners. Following the 1824-26 Anglo Burmese War, the British occupied the town for two years. The war of 1852 saw Yangon become a British possession, and eventually the capital of Burma.
King Thibaw and Queen Supalayat – statues at Mandalay Palace
The palace followed the pattern of it’s predecessor palaces in Burma, 12 gates named for the signs of zodiac, and square in shape, this royal residence was the largest (in acreage) ever constructed in Burma. Some of the original buildings were of considerable antiquity – even though the palace was built in 1858, many of the wooden structures were dismantled and reassembled royal buildings previous sited in Innwa ( Ava) and Amarapura – former royal capitals. This was also the custom of the court and even the citizens of the former capitals – if the monarch moved then they had top move as well. –
From the battlements the western approach road inside the palace leads towards the reproduction royal buildings. When this site was the royal palace this was the approach to the rear of the palace complex as the buildings originally faced east (the most auspicious direction in Burmese belief).
The battle of Shwedaung was a series of grim incidents during the British army’s retreat north in March 1942. When the British garrison evacuated Rangoon the majority headed towards Pyay (Prome). They were harried all the way by the advancing Japanese, especially from the air.
There were a series of incidents which led up to this battle – the British had their armour and and trucks “glued” to the roads ( trains had ceased to operate) whilst the Japanese exhibited far more maneuverability – their shock troops were lightly armed and could move fast across mountain and stream.However the allied press making the best of this dreadful situation.
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
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”.
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.
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.
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