Friday, 28 July 2017

Shwenandaw Monastery - Mandaly, Burma

Shwenandaw Monastery is located near Mandalay Hill, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (formerly Burma).

Its also known as the Golden palace monastery.
  built in 1878 by King Thibaw Min.

The building was originally part of the royal palace at Amarapura, before it was moved to Mandalay

 The building was heavily gilt with gold and adorned with glass mosaic work.

This is a section of the ceiling.

This was once covered with gold leaf.

Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung is famous because it is the only palace building which is left from the destruction of WWII. The Royal palace was burnt down in 1945.

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