Shwenandaw Kyaung is a grand example of 19th century Burmese teak architecture, and the most significant of Mandalay's historic buildings. It is known for its teak carvings of Buddhist myths, which adorn its walls and roofs. The structure of the Monastery was once gilded and covered with glass mosaics.
The building was originally part of the royal palace and part of the king's royal apartments. It would also be the final home and resting place of King Mindon, who died in this structure. The building was reconstructed as a monastery, dedicated in memory of King Mindon by his son, King Thibaw.
Location: Near 14th Street.