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Shwe Inbin Monastery
Myanmar (Burma), Mandalay, March 2012

Shwe Inbin is a remarkably well preserved teak monastery structure. It was built in 1895 by a Chinese orphan who worked himself up from poverty to become a rich and powerful merchant, married to one of the king’s daughters. Long used as a monastery, it is now being preserved as a historically significant structure; monks from the still-active monastery buildings that surround Shwe Inbin still act as caretakers. The carvings that adorn the teak building, in the traditional Burmese style, are gorgeous. So is the building as a whole: http://www.gskenney.com/ginger/photographs/mandalay-shwe-inbin-monastery-or-an-orphan-makes-good/
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Jun 23 2012 10:16 GMT wijnie58
Beautiful building, Peter...:-))
Jun 23 2012 10:20 GMT 25barb
A beautiful monastery and a beautiful photo captured.
Lovely colors and delightful presentation.
Jun 23 2012 14:03 GMT Lalbabu
For actual beauty of this Monastery this shot must be viewed in original,great information too!!!!
Jun 23 2012 18:27 GMT ForestSpirit PRO
A wonderful looking place and interesting information!
Jun 24 2012 08:44 GMT marioalbertina
Interesting explanation! ........
Jun 25 2012 03:02 GMT junne PRO
what a history, and well composed picture
Jun 25 2012 16:16 GMT martini957
Interesting history
Jun 27 2012 17:48 GMT senna3
Thanks to all for the nice comments!