We knew ahead of our arrival that we would not be “wowed” by Mandalay. Especially not after having just left Bagan. It was really just a stop to find transportation to our next destination and we didn’t do much sight seeing. The one place we did visit during our short stay was Shwe In Bin Monastery, built out of teak in 1895. It was quiet, with few tourists or monks to be seen, but entirely beautiful.