A man who made headlines two years ago when he launched a failed search for the Great Bell of Dhammazedi has announced plans to resume his quest.
An MP says the highly publicised recovery attempt of the Dhammazedi Bell which ended in failure was a “national shenanigan” and the organisers should be charged with fraud.
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Efforts are underway on the Rangoon River by a local team to find and recover the Great Bell of Dhammazedi, which sank 400 years ago.
Land prices have increased up to tenfold recently in the Irrawaddy delta town of Myaungmya where many investors believe a new 333-tonne bronze bell will become a major tourist attraction.