Wednesday, 16 December 2015

The Myanmar discovery circuit - Day 8 (late afternoon) - the Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung wooden Monastery - The 19th of November 2015

By the time we reached the Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung Monastery, the last visit of the day, it was already getting dark. Despite the light restrictions it was really worth the visit, primarily because the main congregation hall entirely made out of teak wood was an absolute beauty with its intricate carving and the exquisite oval windows.

Its interior had some Buddha images and a rather somber yet sober decoration. A Buddhist monk who seemed to be fairly busy took no notice of our presence and so did the monk novices who were by a window on their sleeping hall, where we could see their few "belongings" hanging on the wooden carved walls.

I wish we had had time to visit the ancient paya which is said to be very close to the back  part of the Monastery and an absolute beauty according to descriptions and some odd pictures taken by random travellers.

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