By Myat Soe Phyu Thingazar Creek Neighbourhood is located between 22th street and 26th street from north to South and between 91st street and Thingazar East Ring Street from East to West in Thirimarlar North Ward, AungMyayThaZan Township, Mandalay city, Myanmar. Street Activity on 26th street (Sketch by Kay Thi Hnin, Architecture Student) The … Continue reading Moments of daily life in Thingazar Creek Neighbourhood
Photo Essay: Finding research alleyways in Mandalay
What does it mean to do globally-informed research, at the neighbourhood level, in Southeast Asia?
Chanthargyi stupa and its monastic complex in Thingazar Chaung
by Myat Soe Phyu Chanthargyi stupa Oral histories tell us that Chanthargyi stupa was built through donations by King Asoka (269 to 232 BCE), an India emperor of the Maurya Dynasty who promoted the spread of Buddhism. At that time, the land around the Chanthargyi stupa was high and lush green and nearby was the … Continue reading Chanthargyi stupa and its monastic complex in Thingazar Chaung
Sense of Place in Thingazar Chaung
Although Thingazar Chaung as a settlement has been in its current location since the time of Alaungpaya, the founder of Konbaung dynasty in the middle of the 18th century, little has been written about this neighbourhood. It remains on the periphery. When King Mindon founded Mandalay, the last Burmese dynastic capital, in 1857, Thingazar Chaung … Continue reading Sense of Place in Thingazar Chaung