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Shwe In Bin Kyaung Monastery

Shwe In Bin Kyaung is an impressive wooden architecture of ancient Myanmar that is made from teakwood.

In 1878, after King Mindon died, his son King Thibaw ordered the dismantling and rebuilding of the structure into a monastery as a remembrance of his father. The building is a unique combination of monastery and palace and is considered as one of the most important relics of the overall royal palace that survived the Japanese bombing. In the centre of the monastery – where the main room is situated – is a Buddha image, which only men can enter and worship.



The monastery is located a few hundred meters from the northeast section of the royal palace grounds, near the Atumashi Pagoda in Mandalay Hill.


Opening Days and Hours

Opens daily from 8:00 to 20:00.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance to this attraction is completely free.


How to Get There

  • Fly to Myanmar via AirAsia, Korean Air, Thai Airways, and Vietnam Airlines.
  • From downtown Mandalay, you can ride a rickshaw for USD 2 or a taxi USD 4.


Suggested For

  • Solo travelers/backpackers
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups


Time to Spend

Suggested duration in this attraction is one hour.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

Avoid large crowds by visiting between 9:00 and 11:00.



Dining options around the area include Golden Palace Restaurant, Mogok Daw Shan, Central Park, Ko’s Kitchen, Golden Duck, Indian Tadka Mandalay, and Aung Lin Restaurant.



Nearby Attractions

  • Atumashi Monastery
  • Amarapura
  • Mandalay Hill



Accommodations in Mandalay can be had in Hotel Mandalay, Hotel 76, Hotel A1, Mandalay City Hotel, and Ayarwaddy River View Hotel. Rates range from USD 22 to USD 58.

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