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Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung monastery

Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung monastery

Type Monastery

Location Nyaung Shwe


Myanmar is full of temples, stupas and monasteries. Sometimes it can be a bit too much, and you might feel as you are tired and fed up with seeing yet another one. However, there are a couple of holy places that are worth visiting. One of them is Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung monastery in Nyaungshwe (Inle Lake).

It is one of the most photographed places around Inle Lake. Every day hundreds of tourists come here to take a photo of its characteristical oval windows and watch the monks going around their daily lives.

The monastery is located around 30 minutes walk from Nyaungshwe (Inle Lake, Myanmar). The straight, paved road is surrounded by water and rice fields, making it a great easy trek.

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