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Shwenandaw Kyaung in 360°

Shwenandaw Kyaung is a fine example of 19th century Burmese teak wood architecture.

1. What to see

It originally served as the throne hall of King Mindon who actually died within its walls in 1878. His son, the last Burmese king called Thibaw Min got the building dismantled and relocated outside the palace walls to convert it into a monastery. As Richard M. Cooler states, during the Konbaung period, throne halls closely resembled the main hall of monasteries. Since all other royal buildings were inevitably destroyed by WWII bombings, now this is the only surviving element of the glorious royal palace.

Exterior walls of the building are covered with elaborate carvings.

2. Location

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