Shwe In Bin Kyaung

Shwe In Bin Kyaung, Mandalay 2018

The Shwe Inn Bin Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Mandalay, Myanmar. It lies like the New Ma Soe Kyaung Monastery in the Monk’s District. This monastery, whose main attraction is the Teak tempel, was commissioned in 1895 by a pair of wealthy Chinese jade merchants. It stands on an imposing columnar forest of teak trunks and, like the Shwenandaw Monastery, is decorated with teak carvings. Balustrades and eaves are covered with detailed engravings.

When entering the interior of the temple, the eyes first have to get used to the darkness after the glistening sunlight. Inside there are numerous carvings and a gilded Buddha altar. It is pleasantly cool and the architecture of the temple surprises with its diversity and uniqueness.

You should take the time and stroll around the grounds. In addition to smaller pagodas, narrow streets that are lined by the accommodations of the monks can be found here. A little way off is a prayer hall for nuns, where one meets numerous praying women. The tranquility that radiates from this place is quickly transferred to your own mind and you leave the place with a meditative calm.


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