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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  • Its facade is so impressive because of its intricate architecture. Many opportunities for pictures, besides its front face, don't miss its foundation that you can take unique photos.  more »
  • We can get there by horse cart when we hire it for Ava sightseeing. We can see artful brick monastery and its good structure. The color of this monastery look yellowish and inside there, we can see mu...  more »
  • The monastery is not fit he was awkward move, so the poor people. Where to watch not because that is where the monks live in fact polluting the culture watch quietly. I'd even laugh out loud or rude. With the right attitude when taking pictures.
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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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