Lin Zin Kone Cemetery

Cemetery in Amarapura

When Inwa-based King Hsinbyushin sacked Ayuthaya in today's Thailand, he reputedly returned with thousands of prisoners including the Ayuthayan King Udombhara who became a local monk. When Udombhara died nearly 30 years later, was buried in a grand tomb whose location has long been disputed. In 2013 archaeologists claimed 'with 90% certainty' to have identified the grave in Lin Zin Kone Cemetery.

It's currently just a pile of old bricks backing onto rubbish-strewn waste ground, and Thai-backed efforts to restore it have been stalled by diplomatic hectoring between Myanmar and Thailand.


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