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Shwenandaw Kyaung Monastery, one of the most beautiful monasteries we saw on our trip.
Myanmar (Burma), Mandalay, March 2012
The Shwenandaw monastery is the most significant of Mandalay’s historic buildings, since this ‘Golden Palace Monastery’ remains the sole major survivor of the former wooden Royal Palace built by King Mindon in the mid-nineteenth century.
The Shwenandaw is a wonderfully fragile yet grand example of 19th century Burmese teak architecture and also a significant masterpiece of the wood-carver’s art: http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/myanmar/mandalay/shwenandaw.php