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Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung)

Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 44512 5228
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Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 44512 5228
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

The wood carving in this temple is spectacular, amazing craftsmanship. Good to see, good for some photos, though religiously it holds little interest for me

1  Thank snowbabe8
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

A very big and beautiful wooden pagoda can be found here. mandalay palace was constructed between 1857-1859 as a part if King Mindon's founding of the new royal capital city of Mandalay. All buildingsof the palace are of one storey in height. Worth to see...More

Thank Yoelitta
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Beautiful carvings, artefacts and features, spending ceilings, excellent place for nice, romantic pictures

Thank Labienus
Reviewed 11 May 2017

A massive teak wood structure which is beautifully carved and very historic. there are many rooms to explore but not a lot more on offer. Some great photo opportunities. Well worth a visit

Thank Ken D
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

There is very little to see in this military compound palace, if the only city/town you go to in Myanmar is Mandalay then put this on your list, otherwise don't waste your time or even the entry fee. It's mainly baron as some parts are...More

Thank LiveMoreTour
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The monastery is the only original section for the Royal Palace left after the fire in WW2. The massive wood construction and intricate carvings make it a must visit.

1  Thank joe s
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The sense of history embedded in this serene and beautiful old building is evident before you even enter. when I arrived I had the place to myself, and was able to soak up its atmosphere of stillness and peace. A group of older local people...More

Thank George T
Reviewed 29 April 2017

very intricate artwork on this monastery. it is the last surviving building of mandalay palace and well worth a visit

Thank pheng2000
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We were recommended to visit this palace in the afternoon. We love the historical looks and the wooden architecture. It is very interesting and totally worth a visit. We admired the construction and the characteristics of such an old Monastery.

Thank samdfarley84
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

This is an original monastery, not a reconstruction like the palace, and gives a very good impression of what the buildings in Mandalay looked like.

Thank axgwl
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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