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.”

 

 

Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery entry sign
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery entry sign
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery monks' house
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery monks' house
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery monks' house
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery monks' house
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery temple spire;  one
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery temple spire; one of the most attractive monasteries in Mandalay.
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery entry steps
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery entry steps
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery interior shrine
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery interior shrine
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery carving detail--teak
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery carving detail--teak
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery carving detail--teak
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery carving detail--teak
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery carving detail--teak
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery carving detail--teak
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery carving detail--teak
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery carving detail--teak
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery carving detail--teak
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery carving detail--teak
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery full view;  the
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery full view; the traditional teak building was built in 1895 by Chinese jade merchants; worn but still in good condition.
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery--all teak wood
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery--all teak wood
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung temple(1895)
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung temple(1895)
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery detail
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery detail
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery detail
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery detail
Shwe In Bin Kyaung Temple and Monastery (local name?)
Shwe In Bin Kyaung Temple and Monastery (local name?)
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery dragons  for protection
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery dragons for protection from evil spirits
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery door detail
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery door detail
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery  beautiful long wall
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery beautiful long wall of carved relief figures
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery  full relief intricate
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery full relief intricate detail
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery water system
Burma, Mandalay: Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery water system
Burma, Mandalay: Ayeyarwady River view from a park
Burma, Mandalay: Ayeyarwady River view from a park
Burma, Mandalay: Ayeyarwady River
Burma, Mandalay: Ayeyarwady River
Burma, Mandalay: kids playing by Ayeyarwady River
Burma, Mandalay: kids playing by Ayeyarwady River
Burma, Mandalay: Ayeyarwady River local vilage
Burma, Mandalay: Ayeyarwady River local vilage
Burma, Mandalay: Ayeyarwady River local vilage
Burma, Mandalay: Ayeyarwady River local vilage
Burma, Mandalay: Ayeyarwady River local vilage
Burma, Mandalay: Ayeyarwady River local vilage
Burma, Mandalay: local village life
Burma, Mandalay: local village life
Burma, Mandalay: local village life
Burma, Mandalay: local village life
Burma, Mandalay: local village houses made of rattan with fiberglass tarps
Burma, Mandalay: local village houses made of rattan with fiberglass tarps for roofs
Burma, Mandalay: local village life
Burma, Mandalay: local village life
Burma, Mandalay: local village life
Burma, Mandalay: local village life
Burma, Mandalay: local village ferry
Burma, Mandalay: local village ferry
Burma, Mandalay: local village life
Burma, Mandalay: local village life
Burma, Mandalay: local village ferries
Burma, Mandalay: local village ferries
Burma, Mandalay: nap time is anytime
Burma, Mandalay: nap time is anytime
Burma, Mandalay: stew for lunch
Burma, Mandalay: stew for lunch
Burma, Mandalay: boy flying his kite
Burma, Mandalay: boy flying his kite
Burma, Mandalay: old wondrous tree
Burma, Mandalay: old wondrous tree
Burma, Mandalay: local road with new tractor
Burma, Mandalay: local road with new tractor
Burma, Mandalay: local transport via motorbike
Burma, Mandalay: local transport via motorbike
Burma, Mandalay: clock tower in Mandalay center
Burma, Mandalay: clock tower in Mandalay center
Burma, Mandalay: luxury Sedona Mandalay Hotel
Burma, Mandalay: luxury Sedona Mandalay Hotel
Burma, Mandalay: favorite expat/tourist restaurant, City Cafe
Burma, Mandalay: favorite expat/tourist restaurant, City Cafe
Burma, Mandalay: Robert at favorite expat/tourist restaurant, City Cafe
Burma, Mandalay: Robert at favorite expat/tourist restaurant, City Cafe
Burma, Mandalay: sculpture at City Cafe
Burma, Mandalay: sculpture at City Cafe
Burma, Mandalay: family of 5 on a bike
Burma, Mandalay: family of 5 on a bike
Burma, Mandalay: school bus
Burma, Mandalay: school bus
Burma, Mandalay: University entry arch (did not visit campus)
Burma, Mandalay: University entry arch (did not visit campus)
Burma, Mandalay: local transport
Burma, Mandalay: local transport
Burma, Mandalay: local clothing store
Burma, Mandalay: local clothing store
Burma, Mandalay: boat to Bagan
Burma, Mandalay: boat to Bagan