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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  • August 14, 2017
    If you are Ava, the first thing I recommend is to take a horse cart do you route for 4 sites typical thing to do besides enjoy the ride and make it more enjoyable. This monastery is the most beautiful, a large site, you can enter and view its measures. It is nice to stroll through the surrounding area and see the river and the sagaing Hill
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  • August 7, 2017
    Beautiful monastery in the old capital of Ava. It is built entirely from ocher bricks. Inside you can take so many corridors. Not to be confused with Mahagandayon monastery (where you can admire the monks dining).
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  • July 31, 2017
    That last is the Maha Aung Mye Bonzan Kyaung Temple, built in 1822 by the phranang Nanmadaw Me Nu consort of Lord Bagyidaw visit inside. Inside the temple, viewing the large well. The highlight is a brick building, the mechanic Arts in dynasty Alonzo Queens. Walked in, that deteriorated over time.
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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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