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Mandalay, Myanmar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow! when you reach it you will suprise .how catch your mind is!Only one remain monastery in king building.

Thank nay ye a
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide from Enjoy Myanmar Holidays was keen to show us the teak buildings and gold leaf surrounds. It was a humid day but the walk around this place was enjoyable as we were in and out of many buildings hearing the history.

Thank Backhome1012
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Former monastery was in a poor condition but was originally covered in gold leaf and well maintained after two moves . It's the only remains of the original royal palace left because it was moved before the bombing in the World War Two. It's...More

Thank Jacqui E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I won't spoil it for you. Ask your guide about the relatively modern history association with this temple. It doesn't look much in the photos but the inside is awesome although challenging in terms of low light photography.

Thank Guy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful place. The wood carvings all over the walls are so fine and make an impressive appearance to the overall that it's just beautiful from every corner you look at it.

Thank Jordi C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Takes around 30 minutes to walk around and there are some notice boards with history in English. Market stalls nearby selling tourist items, very persistent sellers. Worth stopping off for a look around, it is an interesting place.

Thank Adair1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Full of history. Not much info if without guide but worth a visit. Sad to see being left to decay but government and other reno societies working on it.

Thank susiejarman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was a nice surprise ,different from what we had seen. Very old and authentic. Easy to stroll around.

Thank lee-anne24w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again did this with the guide and it's intricate teak carving is beautifully maintained and enchanting.... gold interior not as dazzling as the pagodas but fascinating insight into how a kings apartment looked

Thank sarah98
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shwenandaw Kyaung is the finest example of Myanmar teak Monastery and only one left of Mandalay Royal Palace from 1857. It was decorated with real gold leaf on the Teak. It was originally an apartment of the king. After King died, next king moved outside...More

Thank Sayar_Chan
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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
5 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