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Mandalay Private Day Tour
"We will depart from your hotel at 8:30am after breakfast. First we will go to Mahamuni Buddha a spectacular and attractive statue of Lord Buddha completely made of Gold. As one of the most significant sites of Buddhist pilgrimage in Myanmar it is a place of devotion and meditation. Women are not allowed to enter the innermost chamber (and consequently to apply gold leaves on the statue).Next you will visit to a stone carving workshops and see a skilled craftsmen who attack pure white marble or stone with angle grinders and drills to create the most enigmatic Buddha images. From here
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Private Half-Day Tour of Mandalay by Trishaw
"Start your exploration from the North – East corner of Mandalay Palace today you will be guided around the last capital of royal Burma Mandalay by local trishaw.  Still one of the largest cities in Myanmar you will ride around to some of the more iconic temples and palaces this city has to offer. Visit the Shwenandaw Kyaung the Golden Teak Monastery which was constructed entirely of golden teak. This impressive wooden monastery was once part of the Mandalay Palace. Continue by trishaw to Atumashi Kyaung monastery and on to to Kuthodaw Paya more commonly known as the world's biggest book. The slabs of marble are inscribed with the entire Tripitkata or Buddhist scriptures. View the seated Buddha carved from a single block of marble before riding out to your final viewing point. Stop at Mandalay Hill to enjoy panoramic views over the city
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Mandalay Cultural Heritage Day Tour
"You will be picked up from your hotel at 8am Mandalay city sightseeing tour. You visit starts with Manamuni Pagoda where the Mahamuni Buddha image is venerated. The Mahamuni Buddha Temple (also called the Mahamuni Pagoda) is a Buddhist temple and major pilgrimage site. Ancient tradition refers to only five likenesses of the Buddha made during his lifetime; two were in India two in paradise and the fifth is the Mahamuni Buddha image in Myanmar. According to the legend the Buddha visited the Dhanyawadi city of Arakan in 554 B.C. After casting the Great Image the Buddha breathed upon it
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Shwenandaw Kyaung (Teak Temple) Tips (18)

THIS OLD TEAK TEMPLE IS REALLY AMAZING

IF YOU WANT TO GO THERE SHOW THE TAXI DRIVER THIS ရွှေနန်းတော်ကျောင်းSHWENANDAW KYAUNGKing Thibaw Min constructed this wonderful teak monastery in 1880 and it still stands today in perfect condition...
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davidjo
Apr 04, 2016

TAKE A LOOK AT THE SOUVENIR STALLS

Just across from Shwenandaw Monastery there are several stalls selling souvenirs and religious pieces, but be careful as the prices are extremely high for tourists. I asked the price of one simple...
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davidjo
Mar 11, 2016

BUDDHA IMAGES INSIDE THE SHWENANDAW MONASTERY

As you wander around the teak monastery you will see some Buddha images in many areas, and possibly some locals praying, making offerings to the Buddha. One of my favorites were the two fellows...
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davidjo
Mar 11, 2016

WONDERFUL CARVINGS AT THE TEAK MONASTERY

At Shwenandaw Monastery you will see countless teak carvings on the walls, ceilings and doors, must have taken years for the carpenters to make. Many of the carvings are related to the Jataka stories,...
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davidjo
Mar 11, 2016

Carved teak wood monastery.

Known locally as the Teak Monastery, this interesting building once served as the royal apartments for King Mindon, later it was converted into a Buddhist Monastery. One of the few original buildings...
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euzkadi
Jun 06, 2010

Teak Temple - Shwenandaw Kyaung

A beautiful example of a Burmese teak temple, this monastery was once part of the palace precinct of Mandalay Fort, but dismantled and moved to the present location for its current use in 1880....
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thedouglas
Jun 30, 2007

Meditate , but don`t drive mad

Shwenandaw Kyaung , if I`m not wrong...Teak wood...Built by King Mindon in the mid-nineteenth century. Originally part of the royal palace at Amarapura, it was moved to Mandalay... King Mindon...
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vodolaz
Jul 18, 2006

Monasterio de Teka- Teak Monastery

MandalayShwenandaw KyaungRealmente bonito por las tallas de madera que tiene en el exterior y en el interior. Este edidicio form? parte del Palacio RealReally nice due to the wood carvings inside and...
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elpariente
Jan 28, 2006

Another panel from Shwenandaw Kyaung

These panels are so cool. I'm surprised that they survived the British Era. Some of them look quite weather beaten. I'm willing to venture a guess that not all of the panel are as old as they say....
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herzog63
Jun 11, 2003

Wood carving from Shwenandaw Kyaung

This whole building is just fantastic (to me) I couldn't believe what I was looking at. I had seen similar buildings but done out of stone. This is all done out of Teak! Each panel has some sort of...
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herzog63
Apr 08, 2003

Shwenandaw Paya - The Golden Palace Monastery

This building is very interesting as it is all carved out of wood. And quite a bit of the outside is very weather worn! Without some serious restoration this Monastery will be dissapearing! I was...
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herzog63
Apr 06, 2003

The Teak Monastary 2

Some pore pictures of this fantastic place.Well worth a visit, its kinda wonderful to walk around and look :)Its beautiful
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Aug 08, 2015
 
 
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"MANDALAY, A HISTORICAL CITY"
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"Mandalay y las ciudades antiguas"
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Things to Do Near Shwenandaw Kyaung (Teak Temple)

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Mandalay Hill

Sutaungpyi Paya (the Wish Granting Temple) is at the top of Mandalay Hill and this is the final destination of all the tourists, pilgrims and novice monks who have struggled to reach the top. It will...
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Shwekyimyint Paya

Shwekyimyint Paya is certainly not as grand as some of the other payas ina and around Mandaly, but it's a pleasant place to spend a little time. It also has the advantage of being near most of the...
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