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 Bein Bridge, in Amarapura on the outskirts of Mandalay.
The bridge, which was built in the middle of the 19th century, is believed to be the longest and oldest teak bridge in the world.
According to a local media reports, the village will replicate buildings from when Amarapura was the capital of the Konbaung Dynasty, the final dynasty in Myanmar’s royal lineage, and will take three years to complete.
Speaking at a press conference, Soe Myat Thu, executive consultant of Taung Tha Man Thit Sar, said that the company would ensure that the project, which is to be built on former farmland, will abide by guidelines set by the Ministry of Culture.
“The highest building will be two storeys and will not affect views of the lake,” he said, while also maintaining that no trees will be felled during the project’s construction.
Myanmar already has some villages depicting life in the country, for example the National Races Village on the outskirts of Yangon.
Source: TTG Asia