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Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery, Mandalay

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 based on 150+ 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.
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  • One of the two most beli of Inwa (along with the wooden monastery on the other side of the island); the nearest attraction at the landing and maybe one to see more on the island.
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  • When I had decided to cross the river to Ava, I didn't expect that there would be so many interesting places to visit, just an old capital city. But I had changed my mind when I had seen this place. S...  read more »
  • This temple is located on a kind of island accessible by boat. You can do the tour of the monuments on kinds of carriage or on foot but very muddy paths. The most interesting monastery on the island is the Maha Aung mye dating at the beginning of the 19 th.
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