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Burmese Traditional Woodcarving

Shwe-nandaw Kyaung in Mandalay, also known as the Golden Palace Monastery, is one of the finest examples of nineteenth-century traditional Burmese wood architecture in Myanmar. With support from the U.S. Embassy in Burma, the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, and others, World Monuments Fund has been leading conservation efforts at Shwe-nandaw Kyaung since 2014. The project aims to preserve the nineteenth-century architecture and craftsmanship characterizing the original structure at the time of its 1883 re-construction in the present location, involving a deployment of building technologies and crafts unique to this monument.