Shwe In Bin Kyaung

Shwe In Bin Kyaung, Mandalay

Shwe In Bin Kyaung
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Cherry
Mandalay, Myanmar29 contributions
Dec 2019
Shwe In Bin Monastery was one of the monasteries that escaped from the World War (2) destruction. It was built in 1895. A Chinese merchant, U Set Shwin, donated it. It is a typical monastery which has Myanmar architectural features. Four major rooms can be seen in this monastery. They are Zeytawun saung (the room for keeping Buddha image), Sa-Nu saung (the sleeping chamber of monks), Saung-Ma-Gyi (Prayer Hall) and Baw-Ga saung (the store room).
Written March 16, 2020
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milliesmum2016
Christchurch, New Zealand1,809 contributions
Jan 2020
This is the most beautiful teak monastery and is right in the middle of Mandalay city. It was fortunately moved, I beleive, from the palace complex by the King before the British deposed him and took his palace. It would have been razed to the ground along with the rest of the complex and this beauty would have been lost to us.
The carvings are fabulous and so full of interest and personality. It's worth going slowly just to notice them properly. I think one of the nicest things about the teak monasteries is the air of calm and tranquility and the lovely play of light and shade on the wood, interspersed with relatively little gilding. Easy on the eye.
Written March 2, 2020
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK4,957 contributions
Jan 2020
An original wooden structure built 1895 so surprisingly not too old. Ornately carved and decorated with various carvings and untouched features. There is not a lot to see inside except the many large wooden pillars providing the roof support.
Written February 7, 2020
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Oak Soe
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar5 contributions
Jan 2020
Close to downtown,peaceful and quiet.
Please don't disrupt the calmness as there are monks practicing ☸️
Written January 29, 2020
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ankyfire
Shanghai, China578 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
Traveling to Myanmar can get a little boring as it’s temples and pagodas all the time... this monastery tho is a different story. It’s all made of wood and has some interesting, amazing carvings. Just to think how long it took to make them! It’s also not super crowded as it’s a little out of the way, but it’s well worth a visit!
Written December 21, 2019
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duc1609
Hanoi, Vietnam5 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
It is a nice experience to visit this wooden monastery. Many things are well preserved, and surprisingly there are not many visitors for such beautiful carvings.
Written May 5, 2019
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MamaT23
Canada1,663 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
Wonderful to see. Interesting how well they maintain it ...over 200 pillars are painted to preserve it so the wood will not get damaged during the monsoon season.
Written March 15, 2019
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Globe Trotter
Frankfurt, Germany164 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
Nice contrast to the other temples, pagodas and sites in Mandalay, plus it didn't have many visitors when I was there in the afternoon.
Written January 26, 2019
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TravelerTrecker
Houston654 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
What a surprise! I did not have this monastery in my original plan while visiting Mandalay! I hired a private driver and he told me that I had to see it. The monastery is located in central Mandalay, close to the Buddha manufacturing stores and the Jade market. It is on a congested street. However, it was easy to park. There is no entrance fee. Once you pass the entrance, you will be amazed by the monastery's delicate details. The monastery was commissioned by two wealthy jade, Chinese merchants in 1890. It is made of teak. It is a Konbaung style monastery (similar to Shwenandaw). The main tower is beautiful. It has seven tiers of roof. The construction has impressive carvings, the carvings are very well-preserved and the construction is splendid! The place is very calm and the surrounding gardens are nice and the floors are very clean. There is no entrance fee. Once you leave, you can wash your feet with water coming from a small, old cistern located close to the entrance. The mechanism of water extraction is original and really impressive. It was a beautiful day in Mandalay. The place is magical.

There were very few tourists including a couple of independent tourists and a group. The group only stayed for a few minutes. There were no locals.
Written January 22, 2019
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,993 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
Built in 1895 financed by a Sino-Burmese merchant who married a Burmese princess, this monastery is remarkable because of its beautiful wood carvings and teak structure. Until now the sanctuary withstood the influence of modern times, perhaps with exception of the illuminated halo above the head of the main Buddha sculpture. Peace and quiet is the main experience, though the warrior type carved figures not only look quite acrobatic, but also militant.

Didn't see any tourists, albeit there are some signs in English (remove shoes and socks; donations for repairs: US dollars and Kyats).

Free admission
The entrance is on 89th street.
Written January 5, 2019
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