Atumashi monastery
Atumashi monastery
3.5

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Cherry
Mandalay, Myanmar29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Atumashi Monastery was built by King Mindon in 1857. It's original colour was pale yellow, that's why, it is photogenic. It had used the flexible mixture of wood and stucco. It was designed by a court minister Shwe Pyin Wun who had western experiences.
Written 17 March 2020
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Michele P
Marrakech, Morocco479 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This building looks very impressive from afar, and is lovely in its simplicity and decoration once there. A peaceful place to wander around and enjoy the atmosphere.

I would not go out of your way, but if you are visiting other sites close by, then certainly take a look.
Written 14 March 2020
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Mandalay taxi -by yelwin
Mandalay, Myanmar244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Shwe nan taw monastery very interesting for tourist i like very much to show my tourist also they like very much to see
Written 2 January 2020
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C001
Lincoln, NE689 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Enjoyable visit but not a must see. Exquisite detail work and beautiful ceilings etc. worth a walk around.
Written 30 July 2019
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278honey
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Family
This is beautiful big monastery.It is located near Shwenandaw monastery.The people can visit together two monastery,This is good for Architect lovers.
Written 27 January 2016
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Daniel M
Seattle, WA277 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
Beautiful from outside. Bright white bldg w/ Gold trim.
Climb the stairs and enter a HUGE empty hall. I found that fun in a weird way. I've never been in a big empty room of that size. Usually there is something of many items like chairs, tables, etc occupying a vast space. This space was literally .....SPACE. Cool feeling to experience.

Far away to one wall was the Buddha illuminated in LED lighting. I kind of felt sad because it was by its lonesome in this massive empty building. Though I knew Buddha is doing well.

At one time British troops used this as baracks. Tried to visualize what that would have looked like.

My mind naturally went to what the scenarios were in occupying the hall in old days. When Brits were gone, ceremonies happening. Feeling the energy that's lingering in the emptiness.

We saw it because there are other sights walking distance to. I would not go out of my way for this alone, but because of the close proximity we included it In our sight-seeing package.

As custom, take shoes off.
Fee is charged.

Written 13 January 2016
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pinoytraveller2
Luzon, Philippines15,111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Solo
On my way to the Golden Monastery I passed by a huge building beautiful building with a beautiful architectural design. I came to know that this is the Atumashi Monastery. It is another important landmark in Mandalay City being a Buddhist Monastery. Since I was rushing to reach the Mandaly Royal Palace I had to content myself with the exterior view. It is surely interesting to see what it has to offer inside but I am saving this for my next trip to Mandalay.
Written 8 December 2013
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,890 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Immediately next door to Shweandaw monastery, I was quite impressed with the enormous stone structure glimmering brightly in the setting sun, it was a lovely sight. Internally it is just one room, one of the biggest prayer rooms in Myanmar and with a surprisingly attractive ceiling.
Written 6 February 2020
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Lars S
Skanderborg, Denmark1,714 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
It can be hard to tell one Monastery from the other after having spent a whole day in Mandalay. But this is one to remember. Beautiful in white and gold. No shoes allowed so bring wet tissues to wash your feet afterwards. Allow yourself 30 minutes here.
Written 21 February 2018
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WorldTraveler1st
St. Petersburg, FL270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
A beautiful former Buddhist Monastery formerly known as Mahā Atulaveyan Kyaung-daw-gyi which, surprisingly, served as a British troop barracks. It burned down as an almost total loss in 1890 but was rebuilt by the government in the mid-1990s. Thus the reason for being in such excellent repair.
Consists of two levels both of which are huge Halls with the upper containing a large buddha stature. The lower level is relatively plain and the tile floors are stained with bird droppings from the multitude of birds that have chosen to nest in the ornate ceilings. Not much to see in the lower level and, since you will be barefooted, you might want to skip.
The outside of the Monastery is, however, another story and consists of intricate carvings and a beautiful soaring gilded multi-level roof and capitals. See photos below. This is one of the sights to see in Mandalay.
Tip: You will need to purchase a multi-sight ticket (10,000 kyat) which will admit you to all the surrounding temples/pagodas except those on Mandalay Hill (which cost 1,000 kyat). The whole area can easily be seen in a half day so hire a taxi (we paid 15,000kyat for Aung Car Rental who provided excellent, courteous service 09-042516358, 09-772411659) which will cost you at least 10,000kyat less than you would pay to book via your hotel.
Written 28 February 2017
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