Shwenandaw Monastery
Shwenandaw Monastery
4.5
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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milliesmum2016
Christchurch, New Zealand1,811 contributions
Jan 2020
There's something so lovely about the teak monasteries and they're really special when you consider that the stocks of teak are dwindling dramatically. I hope there will always be enough to maintain these beautiful buildings in their original state. There is something very peaceful and calming about the teak. I think it must be the juxtaposition of the light and shade which the dark wood engenders. This monastery is right in the middle of the city and as with the other teak buildings we had seen, the bas relief carvings are skillfully exceuted and so beautiful. The little images are so full of personality. I even saw a very western traditional angel! Surprise!!
Written February 8, 2020
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Michele P
Marrakech, Morocco430 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This building was one of the few not to be destroyed in the war.

The age and gentle faded elegance of this building is immediately apparent at first glance. The carvings although plentiful, add a delightful 3D embellishment to the building.

The restrained elegance of this building really does stand out amongst all the gilded palaces and pergolas.

Not to be missed, loved it!
Written February 29, 2020
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Cherry
Mandalay, Myanmar29 contributions
Jan 2020
Shwenandaw Monastery is famous historical site in Mandalay. It was an apartment of King Mindon. It is only one remaining royal palace hall from Mandalay Royal Palace. It was maintained by Archaeological Department. It is open 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. There is no close day. If you go to there, we have to pay entrance fees. That entrance fees, 10,000 kyats include Golden Palace Monastery, Mandalay Royal Palace and Innwa(or) Ava.
Written March 10, 2020
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,243 contributions
Jan 2020
An original wooden structure but surprisingly only 130 years old. Ornately decorated with various carvings and untouched features. There's not a lot to see inside except the many large wooden pillars providing the roof support.
Written February 6, 2020
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JeromeJi
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates21 contributions
Feb 2023
Absolut Gems in the city! The only one really old and perfectly preserved!
Teak wood carving work and architectural elements makes you feel humble and admirative; the special atmosphere of the place brings you back in time...
Take enought time to admire all detailed and get immerged into the grandeur of this civilization.
Not to be missed in Mandalay !!
Written March 1, 2023
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TGDF
phnom penh73 contributions
Dec 2019
A relatively small structure near Atumashi Kyaungdawgyi Pagoda. A nice change of pace with some beautiful wood work. It is a pretty quick walkaround and well worth the short detour from the tour of the major sites.
Written January 6, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,995 contributions
Sep 2019 • Business
The teak wood buildings at the monastery are beautified by the carvings which adorn their Burmese architectural style. Some of the carvings remain coveted in gold leaf. Remove your footwear before entering any of the places of worship. It no longer remains a fully functioning monastery.
Written September 6, 2019
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,995 contributions
Feb 2020
The all wooden teak monastery was built about 1880, in the Kone Bhaung era, and is in an archeological zone. Currently undergoing restoration.
Written May 9, 2020
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Mr.JOE
Mandalay, Myanmar675 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
##Mandalay Sightseeing##
Mahamuni Pagoda/Gold Leaf work Shop/Shwe In Bin/Marbel Carving/Wood Carving/Royal Palace/Golden Palace Monastery/Atumashi Monastery/Kuthodaw Pagoda/Sandamuni Pagoda/Mandalay Hill**
Written August 29, 2019
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Kanokkaan
Bangkok, Thailand313 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
This teak wood building is very beautiful and unique, and the decorations are magnificent.

The floor was heated by intense sunlight that we had to run from the shoe rack to the building (my friends even screamed), but it was alright to walk inside.

You can use the Mandalay Archaeological Zone Pass at here.
The shops outside this palace were quite nice. I meant, I felt comfortable visiting the shops, looking around, bargaining the price, and finally I bought some gifts. Lol.
The shopkeepers talked politely and were friendly.
Written May 10, 2019
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