10,746 domestic and foreign travellers visit Shwenandaw Monastery

During the first two months of the current financial year, 10,746 domestic and foreign travellers visited the Shwenandaw Monastery in Aungmyaythazan Township of Mandalay Region, according to Staff Officer Daw San San Pyone from the Department of Archaeology and National Museum (Mandalay).
The Shwenandaw Monastery was originally a private chamber of King Mindon, located within the Mya Nan San Kyaw Golden Palace. After King Mindon died in 1878, his son King Thibaw systematically dismantled it and rebuilt it in the Donabwee Ward of Aungmyaythazan Township.
Successive generations of monks resided in the Shwenandaw Monastery from 1883 to 1995. Since 1995, it has been maintained by the Department of Archaeology and National Museum (Mandalay).
“The Shwenandaw Monastery is open every day for the public, both domestic and international, to visit. During April and May of this financial year, a total of 10,746 visitors, including 886 foreign visitors and 9,860 domestic visitors, came to the monastery. Last financial year, 2023-2024, saw 8,553 foreign visitors and 61,828 domestic visitors, totalling 70,381,” said Daw San San Pyone. — ASH/MKKS

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