Aspects Of Myanmar Royal Architecture In Ancient Mandalay.

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ASPECTS OF MYANMAR ROYAL ARCHITECTURE IN ANCIENT MANDALAY
ZWE NAING HTIN1 , TIN TIN AYE2 , MAUNG HLAING3
1Ph.D(Candidate), Department of Architecture, Yangon Technological University, Myanmar
2Lecturer (Architecture), Department of Architecture, Yangon Technological University, Myanmar
3Professor and Head, Department of Architecture, Yangon Technological University, Myanmar
Email – zwe.2009architect@gmail.com, tintinaye7@gmail.com, drmgmghlaing@gmail.com

INTRODUCTION:
In Myanmar, the formal name of Mandalay Old Palace is “Mya Nan San Kyaw” in Burmese.Mandalay is one of the old cities in Yadanapon Period (1858.AD-1885.AD). Mandalay was founded by King Mindon in 1858 as a new capital. The borders of the old city of Mandalay
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(iv) To assess the aesthetic evaluation of Royal Architecture at Mandalay Old Palace.
(v) To figure out the architectural aspects and physical aspects of Royal Palace.

LOCATION OF THE STUDY:
The Mandalay Old Palace is located at 21˚59’ N and 96˚6’ E, and occupied part of a plain which stretches about thirteen kilometres from the Irrawadddy on the west, the Shan Hills on the east, the Madayar river on the north, and the Myit-nge river on the south.[6]

SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS :
This paper is primarily scoped to focus on study and analysis of the followings.
(i) Study on the buildings of Eastern Royal Zone at Mandalay Old Palace which are mainly based on field surveys, literature reviews and any other related inscriptions of the subject.
(ii) Study on the construction systems and distinctive architectural features without included the detail ornamentation of the Mandalay Old Palace in Yadanapon Period.
(iii) Figure out the aesthetic evaluation of Myanmar Royal Architecture in Yadanapon Period.

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY:
This research is primarily focused on historical & architectural changes that this requires searching for evidence, collecting and organizing that evidence, evaluating them and summary with sub-conclusion from the evidence that is holistic and believable. More informative photographs, site and building measurements are collected for future references and data analysis. As the whole study is the analysis of zoning and function, building

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