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Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, Nyaungshwe

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#5 of 23 in Sightseeing in Shan State
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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 Nyaungshwe vacation planner to get the most from your Nyaungshwe vacation.
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  • Wonderful monastery with the most amazing collection of Buddhas. The monastery is also called the 'Jumping Cat Monastery' as the late abbott taught cats to jump through hoops. Really lovely and well w...  more »
  • I visited there on July 13 afternoon. Actually these monastery location was on the way to Inle and Nyaung Shwe. Wood carving and old teak wood architectural style were impressive. It was only few step...  more »
  • Loved this little Monastery made out of intricately carved wood. Very nicely but simply decorated inside and makes a nice home for the young monks and their cats. We were lucky enough to see some youn...  more »
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  • We were very disappointed by this temple especially when you go there after reading the great reviews on internet. The temple has no interest at all, is very dirty and it is absolutely not worth going there. But we went there by bicycles and the landscapes along the roads are really really beautiful. Worse temple in all Asia ever!
  • My most favourite is the pagoda then the oval windowed temple. A must visit Shwe Yan Pyay Pagoda with red painted wall with international and muticultural mood in classic Shan coloured glasses decoration. An oval-windowed wooden temple is unique, the serenity inside is worth to visit.
  • This temple is different from others and definitely worth a visit. The famous walls with Buddha figurines can be found in the temple on the right.
  • Peaceful. Best time to visit is in the morning.
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