Shein Makkar Monastery

Shein Makkar Monastery (Burmese: ရှိန်းမကားတောရကျောင်း) is a historic Buddhist monastery in Wetlet, Sagaing Region, Myanmar that was donated and built in 1862 by King Mindon.[1]

Shein Makkar Monastery
ရှိန်းမကားတောရကျောင်း
Shein Makkar Monastery 4.jpg
Religion
AffiliationTheravada Buddhism
Location
LocationWetlet, Sagaing Region
CountryMyanmar
Shein Makkar Monastery is located in Myanmar
Shein Makkar Monastery
Shown within Myanmar
Geographic coordinates22°16′05″N 95°59′02″E / 22.268066°N 95.983970°E / 22.268066; 95.983970Coordinates: 22°16′05″N 95°59′02″E / 22.268066°N 95.983970°E / 22.268066; 95.983970
Architecture
FounderKing Mindon
Completed1862; 160 years ago (1862)

LocationEdit

Shein Makkar is located about 26 miles (42 km) away from Mandalay at Wetlet Township in Sagaing Region.[2]

HistoryEdit

 
The gate of Shein Makkar

When King Mindon toured the country in 1862, he arrived at the Shein Makkar and had a chance to pay homage to Sayadaw U Jāgara, the coming Shwegyin Sayadaw originated one.[1] King Mindon donated and built monasteries and buildings there in the forest with stone caves where Sayadaw meditated and old religious buildings could be observed as origin as its ancient times infrastructure.[2][3]

Wildlife sanctuaryEdit

 
Shein Makkar sanctuary

King Mindon was designated the Shein Makkar forest at Burma's first wildlife sanctuary in 1862. The sanctuary spans 334 acres and is home to rare flora and fauna, including golden deer, spotted deer, rabbits and different species of birds. The area is managed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.[1][4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "The legacy of King Mindon". The Myanmar Times. 11 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b ""Shein Makkar" The Place To Wander". Shwe Myanmar.
  3. ^ "စိမ်းလန်းသောမြေ ရှိမ္မကား(ရှိန်းမကား)". Myanmar DigitalNews (in Burmese). 12 September 2019.
  4. ^ "မြန်မာ့ ပထမဆုံးသော ရှိန်းမကား ဘေးမဲ့တော ထိန်းသိမ်းရန် လိုအပ်နေ". BNI News (in Burmese). 14 September 2011.