Seindon Mibaya Kyaung

This rickety and dilapidated 100-year-old wooden monastery is famed for being the place where King Mindon's Mon queen, Seindon, sought refuge after Myanmar’s last monarch, King Thibaw, took power. It's now manned by a skeleton crew of five monks.

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