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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
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Jun 02 2012 13:40 GMT linnywv PRO
It must have been an amazing trip Peter. When I think of the workmanship it took to create this building---and that they didn't have today's tools, it's beyond my imagination!
Jun 02 2012 13:44 GMT 25barb
Great architectural work of art with so much detail - original view is superb.
Nicely composed and presented.
Jun 02 2012 13:52 GMT clintonfolks
wow.!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 02 2012 17:11 GMT Lalbabu
Great work of detail on Burnese teak!!!!!
Jun 02 2012 18:28 GMT Annamaria
All these buildings have stunning details, Peter!!
Jun 02 2012 21:51 GMT Danijela
spectacular architecture, wonderfully taken
Jun 02 2012 23:03 GMT Studio88
Amazing Workmanship! Peter ;-)
Jun 03 2012 03:21 GMT junne PRO
no room for ghosts on that roof.
Jun 03 2012 03:35 GMT MargNZ
Amazing craft to build this wonderful building Peter :)
Jun 03 2012 10:07 GMT wijnie58
I agree with Howard. Peter....:-))
Jun 03 2012 15:03 GMT whiteMusk
it would be interesting to know how long they have built this masterpiece.
wonderful details and shot
Jun 03 2012 17:38 GMT senna3
Mila, I read at internet that it took 5 years to reconstruct the monastery after it was removed from the Royal City to Mandalay. I couldn't find information about the content of the reconstruction.
Jun 03 2012 17:39 GMT senna3
Thanks to everyone for the nice comments.

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