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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. To visit Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery on your trip to Mandalay, use our Mandalay vacation planner.
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  • Ava is no longer the centre of Myanmar like it used to be. Most of the surroundings had become fields for quite some time. This monastery is something of a reminder that the area used to be much more....  more »
  • I really liked this temple it was completely different from what we had seen before, made of stone and painted a yellowish colour which is showing signs of wear due to the weather eliments. You can go...  more »
  • Many reviewers have left posts here for the Mahagandhayon Monastery in Amarapura. This monastery in Ava/Inwa could not be more different from that one. This monastery was one of our stops on our horse...  more »