Mahar Wai Yan Bon Thar Monastery Description:
The Mahar Wai Yan Bon Thar is one the city of Amarapura’s most beautiful Buddhist monasteries.
The five story structure was built in the traditional Burmese architectural style featuring tiered roofs adorned with intricate teakwood carvings. There are more than 20,000 individual wooden carvings covering the structure’s edifice. Though concrete was used in the 1996 reconstruction of the sight, the monastery is faithful to traditional design.
There are some 500 Buddha images contained within the monastery grounds, and library containing ancient Buddhist manuscripts written on palm leaves.
Best Time to Visit Mahar Wai Yan Bon Thar Monastery:
The best sightseeing weather in Amarapura falls between November and May during the dry, temperate season in central Myanmar. Starting in June the area has increasing chances for morning and afternoon showers, which continue through October.
How to get to Mahar Wai Yan Bon Thar Monastery:
Mahar Wai Yan Bon Thar Monastery lies in the small town of Amarapura near the city of Mandalay in Central Myanmar. Guests on our luxury tours of Myanmar reach Amarapura in a private vehicle after a flight from Yangon to Mandalay.
Mahar Wai Yan Bon Thar Monastery Highlights:
The Mahar Wai Yan Bon Thar Monastery (Bagaya Kyaung) is an excellent example of Amarapura’s former royal glory. A visit helps our guests understand the small town’s former political and religious importance during the last era of independent Burmese kings.
When visiting Buddhist religious sights it’s best to dress conservatively in clothing that covers shoulders to knees in keeping with Buddhist traditions of modesty.