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Address: Mandalay, Myanmar
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Viewing this temple is interesting because it is made from teak wood and not stone. The wood exterior has detailed carvings...very intricate. Inside the temple there are these... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 December 2016
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Basehor, Kansas
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Basehor, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Viewing this temple is interesting because it is made from teak wood and not stone. The wood exterior has detailed carvings...very intricate. Inside the temple there are these amazing massive teak pillars supporting the structure. It is somewhat dark because of the lacquered floors and walls. Does not take long to see...so worth the time to visit.

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Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

The name "Golden Palace" refers to what it used to be, not what it is now. This building was moved from the old palace and I assume it was beautiful in its day. Now it is rather gloomy and there is not a lot to see, other than the carved teak wood of which it is constructed.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Wonderfull building/site. Very atmospheric, exquisite carvings, and even the corrugated iron roofing added to the look.

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Amazing 100% teak wood carved monastery. The entrance cost 6000 kyats but you can use it to enter the palace and other archeological buildings too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The fact that this is entirely made of teak makes it very interesting, women are not allowed in the middle section! Worth a visit

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The only original wooden building left from the former king palace built in the middle of the 19th century.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

An antique teak monastery which need more taking care to maintain as a national treasure. A tourist spot because of its long lasting antique wood carving and cultural art. You may see traditional wood carving decoration most of all parts of the building both interior and exterior. But the sad thing is some parts are lost by the antique stealing... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

As with every temple and pagoda in Myanmar, you have to go barefoot. This teak palace, now monastery still show remnants of the past with its intricate wood carvings all over the interior and exterior of the palace from the walls to the ceiling to the doors. It is very interesting to photograph if you like taking pictures. There are... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I did not find it as interesting as the reviewers let on. Not as impressive as other pagodas we saw on the trip. You can see the whole thing in 15 minutes, take a few photos and that is about it. It is conveniently on the way to Mandalay hill so worth the stop.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The monastery has beautiful carvings, some are old others more recent but still an amazing place for photography. The venue is clean and we had a great blue sky that made the contrast of the dark wood look better in pictures. Be patient and wait for you turn on the several doorways as many would want a picture underneath them.... More 

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