Shwenandawkyaung is one of the throne-halls of Mandalay palace. It was the cremation throne-hall for King Mindong. When the king Mindong died, King Si Por removed it and gave it to the temple. This is why this throne-hall has survived the fire during the world war II.
In the reign of king Mindong, western influence featured hugely in Myanmese art and Acanthas was adapted to use in Myanmaese architecture. This is the picture of the door frame that Acanthas is used at the top of the frame as well as on Clec niches and columns. The wall of the building is decorated with smalls humans and covered with gold. This is why this building is called “Shwenandaw” or the golden throne.