Shwe In Bin Kyaung Monastery is a beautifully carved teak monastery. Commissioned in 1895 by a pair of wealthy Chinese jade merchants, the central building stands on thick tree-trunk poles. The highly detailed pointed ‘steeple’ soars to a majestic 75′ completely integrated of carved pieces. Balustrades and roof cornices are richly decorated with high-relief figures and engravings. Although weather –and tourist–worn the temple holds strong. There is no guard or barrier. The monks are virtually invisible. The serene place is of unique design and engineering. No shoes allowed: the entry sign reads “Take off your slipper.”