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The palace has been carefully preserved. At first, after the occupation, it was filled with offices and quarters; the western hall became a club house, the eastern hall a church.
Fig. 75. The Palace Gardens.
Club and church have long since been evicted as well as all residents; and now the lizard and the swarthy darwan1 keep the empty halls where King Thebaw rioted and revelled. The stockade has been replaced by neat post and rails.