Shwenandaw Monastery

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Shwenandaw Monastery is a historical monastery located near Mandalay Hill, Mandalay Division, Myanmar (formerly Burma). It was built by King Mindon in the 1800s. It is known for its teak carvings of Buddhist myths, which adorn its walls and roofs. The monastery is built in the traditional Burmese architectural style. King Mindon Min died on this building. King Thibaw Min, son of King Mindon moved this building from the palace to its current location. Shwenandaw Monastery is the single remaining major structure of the original wooden Royal Palace today.

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