Historical Shwe Inn pin Monastery
The construction of Shwe Inn-pin monastery dates back 100
years ago. The architectural design of the monastery is the
masterpiece of Myanmar architects in 19th century, Kongbaung
era. It was built and donated by a devotee, U Sat Shwin, in
1895. The monastery has 164 teak wood pillars with marble covers atop of
There are altogether 8 brick stairs, one brick stair each in
east and west and 3 brick stairs each
in south and north.
You can see 4 ft statues, relief and sculptures curved on
the door leaves. You can also observe sculptures and relief
everywhere on the spire like roof corners of the monastery.
The monastery has a 7-tiered roof decorated with sculptures
and relieves. It consists of Danu hall, Marabin hall and
Bawga hall. 10 Jataka stories are intricately depicted on
the base of the grand POST of the monastery in front of the Marabin hall.
You can also observe masterpieces of a "" statue or
celestial being noted for peacemaking and two royal
attendants carrying a belt on their shoulders.
wood sculpture of floral arabesque, ornamentation with
carved figurines and floral designs are intricately carved
beside the throne in the monastery. Myanmar artistic work of Shwe Inn-pin Monastery is an ancient art museum, pride of
Myanmar nationals. If you have an opportunity to visit
Mandalay, please take a good chance to study the Shwe
Inn-pin magnificent monastery in Day-won ward, Maha Aung Mye