Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Myanmar  /  Mandalay Region  /  Mandalay  /  Religious Sites  /  Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery
Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery, Mandalay
(3.6/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Mandalay itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Mandalay

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Mandalay by other users

16 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM VIETNAM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA January, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Mandalay & Bagan BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Bagan & Mandalay BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Myanmar, Mae Sot & Bangkok BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Bagan & Mandalay BY A USER FROM SWEDEN February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Mandalay, Naypyidaw & Yangon (Rangoon) BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The yellow paint gives this Monastery a golden glow. Reminds me of some of the temples in Cambodia but in much better condition. 
  • This temple is pretty big and very rugged and weathered! There are a couple of other pagodas around also. 
  • Used the services of a horse and buggy driver who takes you to 4 sites on the island for about $10. This was just ok to see, place needs some love. Had a little boy peddler hassle us the entire time w...  more »