"Nyaungshwe (Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung)" Myanmar (Burma) Things to Do Tip by worldtraveler55
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Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung
Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung, build 18th- or 19th-century, is a wooden monastery with tiered roofs standing on chunky stilts.
Its large oval-shaped windows are said to be highly idiosyncratic architecturally; in almost every window sits a young monk in his magenta robes, relaxing in between sessions of study and meditation and gazing impassively out at the hustle and bustle of life on the road outside the tranquil, venerated grounds of their sanctuary.
In the airy ordination hall, elder monks are poring over sacred Pali texts, perhaps finding verses of particular relevance in which to edify novices in the upcoming afternoon study session.
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