Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery, Mandalay

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Admire the spectacular Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery, an impressive example of Burmese monastery architecture. Built in 1818 by Queen Me Nu as the residence of the royal abbott, the building veered away from tradition and was built using masonry rather than wood, giving it the nickname "the brick monastery." Photographers will relish the opportunity to explore this marvellous structure, which offers the finest brickwork decorated with flora and stucco. Follow inner passageways to uncover several Buddha images. Surrounding the monastery, you’ll find golden-topped white stupas of various sizes. Add Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery to your Mandalay travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Mandalay tour builder website .
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  • I did not expect such a beautiful monastery in that area and it has also a very interesting story to offer. In the past there lived only 2 monks. It is just breathtaking.  more »
  • A little originality in this monastery, which will not fail to remind you of the temples of ANGKOR in Cambodia.
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  • Great old structure to explore. But no signs at all to explain anything. So either you take a guided tour or you have some book to read about. Apart from that worth a visit.  more »

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Look at the area to the southwest of the royal palace for the main choice of accommodations in Mandalay. Some cushier options sit on the main thoroughfares, offering rooms with balconies overlooking the core architectural and historic sights. A number of basic hotels lie close to the main train station, while budget-friendly guesthouses concentrate in the area around 25th Street. Farther to the west, some hotels have views of the river, while to the east lie lodgings with convenient proximity to major regional highways.
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