Arts & Architectures

Power Hotel Mandalay - Arts & Architectures

Mandalay is the second largest city of Myanmar and a rich city of influencing Buddhists cultures, the teaching of Buddha and arts & architectures. Settling in rich heritage, you will see various crafts made by wood, stone, silver, gold, ivory and bronze. Tapestry called Shwe Chi Htoe and embroideries are so popular in Mandalay. There are many pagodas, Buddhist Temples and monasteries are representative arts of Buddhist architectures.

Kuthodaw Pagoda

Power Hotel Mandalay - Kuhtodaw Pagoda

Kuthodaw Pagoda is a famous pagoda which is known by “Mahaatula Marrazein” means “the royal bounty”. Some people call it “the world’s biggest book” and also “Buddhist Canon”. It was built by King Mindon in 1857 and surrounding areas of this pagoda are filled with 792 stone wedges. It is an influential place of inscription for Buddhist Scriptures.

Maha Myat Muni Pagoda

Power Hotel Mandalay - Maha Myat Muni Pagoda

Maha Myat Muni Pagoda is a famous pagoda brought from Rakhine State and the most reverent pagoda of all people in Mandalay. It is located in the southwest area of Mandalay and the picture of Buddha seated posture and relaxed deportment. It was built by King Bodawpaya in 1784.

Mandalay Hill

Power Hotel Mandalay - Mandalay Hill

In the story, Mandalay Hill is a powerful place of Buddhist visiting at the top and preaching to His disciples. It was built by King Mindon and it is 23o meters in elevation and a place of gathering people to see the beauty of Mandalay city and surrounding countryside.

Mandalay Royal Palace

Power Hotel Mandalay - Royal Palace

At the time of King Mindon, Royal Places were ordered to build resplendent places with fortress, flowing moat and perfect square. There are four cardinal directions in the surface of outer walls and twelve gates which means the signs of the Zodiac in 1857. Unfortunately, most royal places were affected by fierce fighting at the time of British time in 1945. However, these were rebuilt and became fascination places with new innovations and architectures.

Shwe Inbin Monastery

Power Hotel Mandalay - Shwe Inbin Monastery

Shwe Inbin is also one of the prestigious monasteries and was built in 1895. There are ancient architectures and many arts in these monasteries. It is a nice place to practice the teaching of Buddha and meditation.

Shwenandaw Kyaung

Power Hotel Mandalay - Shwenandaw Kyaung

Shwe Nan Daw Monastery is a historical monastery in Mandalay. It was a dead place of the founder of this monastery. Before Monastery, It was a royal place but it changed monastery at the time of King Thibaw in 1880. It was beautifully rebuilt by complex wood carvings and became today monastery, Shwe Nan Daw.

U Bein Bridge

Ubein bridge at Mandalay

Ubein Bridge is located in the south of Mandalay and built by teak. Ubein who was a mayor and built this bridge at the time of moving the city from Innwa to Amarapura. It is a popular place of walking visitors. The bridge is 1.2 km.