Myanmar Sights

Shwenandaw Monastery

  • 62nd St. near 14th St, next to university
  • Mandalay
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 07/18/2016

Fodor's Review

King Mindon built this intricately carved structure in the mid 19th century as his apartment and then died there in 1878. His son Thebaw believed his father's ghost was still in the building, refused to live there, and had it taken down and moved outside the citadel walls and turned into a monastery. In doing so, he unknowingly saved it from pillaging by the British (1885) and certain ruin during the WWII Japanese invasion. At its inception, the building was more regal than it is today since gold plating and the exterior glass mosaics are now gone, but the interior remains in quite good shape.

Sight Information


62nd St. near 14th St, next to university, Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar

Sight Details:

  • $10 combination ticket

Published 07/18/2016


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