Atumashi Monastery

Attraction 63rd St Mandalay Myanmar (Burma) Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM
10:30 AM
Second-time visit
Temple & Monument
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The Atumashi Monastery is a Buddhist monastery located in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma). It was built in 1857 by King Mindon, two years after the capital was moved to Mandalay.

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Why Atumashi Monastery is special ?

A few hundred meters south of Kuthodaw Pagoda is the Atumashi Monastery (Maha Atulawaiyan Kyaungdawgyi or Incomparable Monastery). Originally built by King Mindon, the founder of Mandalay, in 1857, the original monastery was burned down in the fire in 1890. This was one of King Mindon’s greatest religious projects. The temple was built at the same time as Kuthodaw Pagoda. It was built in the traditional Burmese monastic style – a masonry base on top of which is the wooden structure. However, here in this monastery, the traditional multi tiered roof structure was replaced by five levels of graduated terraces. The whole structure was a magnificent wooden structure with beautiful and detailed exterior stucco. The upper wooden structure is reached by a traditional ceremonial staircase (zaungdan).


Selling points

  • Full of History
  • Appealing from the Outside
  • Very Nice Exterior
  • Large Hall with a Buddha statue at the back
  • Imposing Structure and Important City Landmark
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  • The best option is to take a Guide or Guidebook.
    What to know
  • The building is old copy of style and the wall is quite dirty.
  • This monastery is near the base of the Mandalay hill, and you can visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda, Sanda Muni Pagoda and Shwe Nan Daw monastery nearby.
    Things nearby
  • The outside is really impressive than inside.
  • Right at the back in the center is a buddha statue.
    Things to do


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Atumashi Kyaung is a yellow ochre and white painted building that European visitors in the 19C referred to as one of the most beautiful buildings in Mandalay. Burnt down in 1890, it has since been magnificently restored. Just next door to Shwe Nandaw Kyaung it is worth a visit, just to experience the vastness of the hall!

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