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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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  • In the trip to Myanmar and above all in Mandalay and Bagan will see many temples, but none as this. Is true that each temple is different, but being in an easily-floodable area (in August 2016 only could access the area of the temple with a small boat motor that your taxi driver will find) it seems that she has not been done him much attention and that makes to keep an endearing authenticity. It is not very high but held on a large base full of labyrinthine corridors. On the outside it has precious ornamental details, accompanied by a peculiar color that falls in love with. In the surroundings there is no trade or restaurant but no shortage of basic supplies in charge of street vendors (especially insistent here).
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  • Already the ride from the pier to the monastery with the horse-drawn carriage is not a comfortable experience. Who designed a teak wood monastery-style brick building dating from the beginning of the 19th century makes a neglected impression, is definitely to a tour of the entire system of ruins of Inwa.
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  • This building has withstood time and earthquakes well. It's situated in Inwa and it's great fun to clamber all over the outside or explore the many corridors of the different levels within. Very well ...  more »