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Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung)

Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 44512 5228
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“wood carvings” (71 reviews)
“beautiful teak” (24 reviews)
Mandalay, Myanmar
Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 44512 5228
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The monastery provides a golden moment in an otherwise glittering city. Teak to the bone. Not to be missed.

Thank Harwood52
Reviewed 5 days ago

This monastery is part of the visits included with the zone fee. The wooden ornements are amazing, the beauty of every detail. Even the doors have panel with different scenes. Worth seeing, it is a genuine relic from the past.

Thank SylvanoT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fairly good exterior condition, amazing details of the woodwork. The interior is even more surprising with golden doors.

Thank Gordon P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing teak building, with intricate carving inside and out. It used to be covered in gold leaf, and you can still see remnants of the gold leaf, especially in the teak pillars and the ceiling. I strongly recommend visiting Golden Palace Monastery....More

Thank Elizabeth_and_David
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful old wooden structure with lots of ambience and not too inundated with tourists when we went.

Thank GaryBangkok
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This building is the only one from within the old city walls to have survived bombing in WWII and that's because the then King ordered it to be dismantled, moved and reassembled in a different location to protect it. The remaining buildings were unfortunately destroyed....More

Thank MinickL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks very nice and intricate teak wooden carvings are amazing but is not looked after properly like lots of attractions in Myanmar, but worth a look if you are male as females are not allowed to enter as the sign says.

Thank kevin e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot to see here as it is just one building. I did enjoy the visit though. I think it is the only surviving building from the royal palace and that is an interesting story...

Thank Boulah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Monestaries were beautiful throughout Myanmar and this is a good one to see. In general though, the monestaries did not live up to my expectations; so, in my opinion, visiting two would be enough unless you are really into them.

Thank rwcorne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth visiting this - amazing history and great to learn how this monastery was built and has survived over the years.

Thank SquashAddict
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27 October 2016|
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Response from Brookers1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a fee for all tourists. from memory it's around £6. Also you have to wear trousers or skirts well below the knee or they won't let you in. You must remove shoes at the entrance and suggest you carry them with... More
4 August 2016|
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Response from william s | Reviewed this property |
the general area is open & active after 7.30 am the palace has its own enclosed area usually opens at 9am
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4 December 2015|
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Response from Andreas G | Reviewed this property |
If You more interested in the history, its very good to read the Book called "The Glass Palace" from the indian writer Amitav Gosh. It describes all the history of these palace and its a very interesting story as well.. Soif... More