Carved Teak Work at Shwe Inbin Temple, Mandalay

high-definition creative commons photographs from Mandalay, Myanmar, showing the architecture and carvings on one of the finest temples made from teak in the city, together with some further information on its construction.

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General View

General View

General View

General View

At the Gate

At the Gate

On the Turret

On the Turret

Fence

Fence

Deva Greeting

Deva Greeting

Guardian Deva

Guardian Deva

Deva

Deva

Deva

Deva

Guardian Devas

Guardian Devas

Character

Character

Characters

Characters

Guardian Deva

Guardian Deva

The Hare in the Moon

The Hare in the Moon

Character

Character

Lotus Guardians

Lotus Guardians

Boat Scene

Boat Scene

Boat and Palace

Boat and Palace

Characters

Characters

City Scenes

City Scenes

The Royal Umbrella

The Royal Umbrella

The King at Court

The King at Court

Elephants at War

Elephants at War

The King and Queens

The King and Queens

The King at Court

The King at Court

The Royal Umbrella and the Elephant

The Royal Umbrella and the Elephant

Country Scenes

Country Scenes

The Main Buddha Image

The Main Buddha Image

 

Wood Carving of Rabbit
Wood Carving of Rabbit

Wood Carving of Bird
Wood Carving of Bird

This large and elegant teak building was constructed by a wealthy Chinese jade merchant in 1895 to please his devoted Burmese wife. The first 16 of these photographs were taken on the exterior of the building where the light was very good (it was around mid-morning); and the next 12 were part of a surround by the main shrine (as light was very low inside the building they have had to be adjusted). The carving is very fine in detail, and the scenes on the inside show courtly and daily life.

 

Photographs by Anandajoti Bhikkhu

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