, near south gate of Shwedagon. Contains tombs of Queen Suphayalat, wife of Burma’s last king; nationalist and writer Thakin Kodaw Hmaing; The former UN Secretary-General U Thant; and Aung San Suu Kyi’s mother, Khin Kyi. In 1983, structure was bombed by North Korean agents attempting to assassinate visiting South Korean president. He escaped, but 21 others were killed. The structure was completely rebuilt, and is now much less grand than original.
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