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  Golden Palace Monastery

 

Myanmar

Shwenandaw Kyaung at the foot of Mandalay Hill (fig.), and which in English is known as the Golden Palace Monastery. The outside of this wooden edifice is decorated with countless carved statuettes of natsaw, i.e. Burmese angelic beings, used to protect both the building and the people residing within it (fig.).

 

Being a former palace building, which after the death of King Mindon Min (fig.) in 1878 AD was relocated from the Mandalay Royal Palace (fig.), the royal edifice features a stone mango staircase (fig.) leading up to the monastery.

See also TRAVEL PHOTOS (1), (2) and (3), as well as THAILAND'S NEIGHBOURS and BEYOND.

2200'02.6"N 9606'49.4"E

 

  Golden Palace Monastery