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Shwe In Bin Monastery

This attractive monastery built in traditional Burmese fashion is one of the few buildings that have survived the test of time. Constructed in 1895 by Chinese merchants, the monastery consists of many impressive woodcarvings and also contains a number of admirable works of art. At present there are 35 monks that live in the monastery complex which is held up by the classical teak foundation that is often seen throughout the country but rarely in as good condition as at this illuminating site.


The Shwe Inbin Monastery is a  peaceful, beautiful, and interesting place for visitors. With carved teakwood exterior, tiered roof, and surrounding wooden deck, Shwe Inbin is spectacular. Because it's omitted from many guidebooks, the monastery is free of touts and truly relaxing. Teakwood carvings decorate the exterior of Shwe Inbin Pagoda in Southwest Mandalay can be seen very rarely.


Located at the southwest corner of the city.