Shwe Kyin Monastery
Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)
Photo by Rhiannon Taylor
Shwe Kyin MonasteryFor a truly spiritual experience it’s magical to visit Shwe Kyin Monastery in the evening after the sun has gone down to witness the monks chanting. One of the most peaceful and beautiful monasteries in Myanmar, Shwe Kyin's evening prayers start with a gong followed by a procession of photogenic monks. You can stay as long or as short as you like, but be prepared to be totally captivated by the chanting.
Rhiannon Taylor traveled on Abercrombie & Kent’s Myanmar & the Irrawaddy tour as part of AFAR’s partnership with the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), whose members provide travelers with unparalleled access, insider knowledge, and peace-of-mind to destinations across the globe. For more on Rhiannon’s journey, visit the USTOA blog.