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“Worth a short visit”

Tomb of Bahadur Shah Zafar
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Owner description: The final resting place of the exiled 18th-century Indian king.
Reviewed July 22, 2013

You have to love a place where a tomb has a mat in front that reads "welcome". From the store-bought kitchen tiles used for the floors to the odd collections of bric-a-brac, the final resting place of Bahadur Shah Zafar is an odd mix of historical interest and make-do-and-mend practicality. It's nice to be there to hear someone sign the adhan - although we didn't say anyone pray - but 20 minutes will exhaust most visitors' interest.

Thank kizmetsadjutant
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

The mausoleum of Bahadur Shah Zafar is historically significant. The Grand Moghul empire ended with Shah Zafar and the British buried him Yangon. One is received by a Tamil Muslim attendant. He feels thrilled to meet Indians and talk in a language understood by them. The inscriptions are also in Urdu and Tamil. The mausoleum has re-created to show as if the emperor and his consort lived there, but that was not so. A few moments there takes one to remember Shelley's great poem, Ozymandias. Sceptre and Crown shall tumble down.
Well, I was glad to go to this place as it reminded me of the transitoriness of everything in life.

2  Thank Lata I
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

200m from teh south entrance of Shwedagon, this is worth a short visit.

Its a slightly tragic and somewhat comical place. OF particular interest if you are Indian/Pakistani.

The caretaker, Hafiz, is very friendly and will narrate the history of the place to you with great interest.

Thank Arion003
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

I had almost forgotten that the last Mughal king of India was exiled to Rangoon by the British after the Mutiny. Thank you Lonely Planet for reminding me.... It took our taxi driver a little time to find the place although it is centrally located. No one around except for 2 people who look after the tomb. Very humble and a marked contrast to Humayun's tomb in Delhi and of course the Taj Mahal in Agra. Ask the attendant to read out the Sufi poetry written by Bahadur Shah Zafar - it is haunting whether you understand Urdu or not. For me the place was facinating but it won't be for everyone. A worthwhile stop. Give a little donation.

1  Thank mr_rushLondon
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Not much to see here, but if you have a nostalgic pang for the bygone Mughal Empire and/or if you have a yen for Colonial perfidy, worth a visit to see how the last of the great Mughals died in exile. Ozymandias and all that.

Thank VivekH
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