Shwenandaw Kyaung

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Just east of the Atumashi Kyaung stands the wooden Shwenandaw kyaung (Myanmar (Burma) monastery). This Myanmar (Burma) monastery is of great interest, not only as a fine example of a traditional Burmese wooden monastery, but lot as a fragile reminder of the old Mandalay palace Myanmar. It was once part of the palace complex, Myanmar king Mindon lived here, and in fact died in this Myanmar building. The building is covered inside and out with carved panels, but unfortunately many of the exterior panels have weathered badly and some have been removed. At one time this Myanmar building was gilded and decorated with glass mosaics. The carved panels inside are still in excellent condition in Myanmar.

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