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Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, Nyaung Shwe
(4.2/5 based on 150 reviews on the web)
Now a teaching place for disadvantaged male youth, Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery attracts visitors to observe monks and their daily routines. Young boys come to the red-hued teak structure to learn and become monks. Not overly decorated, the building's main features of interest are its oval windows--cut into the wooden walls--and some smaller carvings. Watch as the boys go about their daily routines, or join a prayer. Be advised that taking photos of the boys, or anyone inside, is prohibited. For Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery and beyond, use our Nyaung Shwe vacation planner to get the most from your Nyaung Shwe vacation.
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  • Very particular. The wooden structure and the peaceful environment makes it unique. The location is also unique.
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  • This 127 year-old monastery is built entirely of wood. The Windows in the monastery are not square but oval.
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  • Genuine teak teaching monastery. The Novices were trying to study with lots of tourists wandering about. Worth a visit. 
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  • Very beautiful monastery, is different to the already seen. The pagoda is filled with mini budhas donated by various people can give donations, in fact. Particular.
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  • Fine wood working monastery.
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