The wooden monastery of Pa Khan Gyi • Myanmar

Discover the Unseen Beauty of Myanmar in Just 4 Minutes: Witness the architectural marvel of Kyaung Daw Gyi, a 19th-century teakwood monastery in Pa Khan Gyi. Nestled near the tranquil Irrawaddy river, the monastery showcases fine craftsmanship, with intricate carvings that tell stories of tradition and spirituality. Marvel at its sturdy structure supported by 254 teak pillars as you take a brief but unforgettable journey through this magnificent sanctuary. The video offers expert commentary, capturing the essence of Myanmar's unique blend of history and culture, all accompanied by thoughtfully chosen, royalty-free music. A must-watch for lovers of architecture, history, and spirituality.

This film was made on the basis of photos and videos taken during the trip Myanmar • Burma (EN)

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Pa Khan Gyi 

About a hundred kilometers from Monywa and a little more from Mandalay, near the Irrawaddy river is a small town called Pa Khan Gyi. 

This locality has one of the most beautiful teakwood monasteries in Burma, the Kyaung Daw Gyi monastery. 

Kyaung Daw Gyi Monastery 

When we are not used to seeing monasteries entirely built in wood and finely carved, we can only be amazed at the beauty of these buildings. Kyaung Daw Gyi Monastery was the first teakwood shrine we visited in Burma. Many others followed, because the region of Mandalay is full of these typical monasteries. 

This Buddhist monastery was founded in the second half of the 19th century and restored in 1992. 

The building is supported by 254 large teak pillars. The circumference of these pillars varies from 1.3 meters to 2.3 meters.

Spoken comments in the film: 

Between Magway and Mandalay in Myanmar, a magnificent teak wood monastery was built at the end of the 19th century and was completed in 1886. The construction lasted several years and about a hundred carpenters worked there, using traditional methods of the woodworking. Restored in 1996, it is now inscribed on the Uneso World Heritage List.

The structure of the monastery rests on 254 wooden pillars.



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buddha statue in temple, Pa Khan Gyi • Myanmar
old wooden statues in the monastery, Pa Khan Gyi • Myanmar

old wooden statues in the monastery

the entrance to the monastery, Pa Khan Gyi • Myanmar

the entrance to the monastery

the wooden monastery, Pa Khan Gyi • Myanmar

the wooden monastery

inside the monastery, Pa Khan Gyi • Myanmar

inside the monastery

Pa Khan Gyi, Myanmar

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