Shwenandaw Monastery, Mandalay

4.5
Made entirely from teakwood with intricately carved facades, Shwenandaw Monastery provides one of the finest examples of traditional 19th-century Burmese architecture. Marvel at the skills of local woodworkers as you inspect intricately carved teakwood doors, screens, and facades with ornate endings pointed towards the skies like countless wooden antennae. Once fully gilted and a part of the Mandalay Royal Palace in Amarapura, the monastery was entirely dismantled and brought to its present location in 1857, where it served as King Mingdon's royal quarters. The monastery’s elaborate four-tiered roof, with each section smaller than the one below it, is adorned with carved mythical creatures, animals, dancers, and depictions of various Buddhist legends. To visit Shwenandaw Monastery on your trip to Mandalay, use our Mandalay trip planner.
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  • The carvings are amazing, this is a classic example of Burmese architecture, so is well worth a visit.  more »
  • Wonderful old monastery being intricately restored by craftsmen. Wonderful to visit this historic and beautiful building.  more »
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  • An old, all-world temple with incredible detail in the carvings. However, it lacked appeal and information to make it a fascinating attraction. They have a Standard tourist attraction, though quite cool because it's made of wood. Glimmers of interest to be found.
  • Nice place to visit in mandalay. Historical place and very beautiful art was applied. I saw pre wedding photo taking in there.
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