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Address: Mandalay, Myanmar
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Interesting Old Teak Temple

One of the more interesting stops on our day tour of Mandalay. The Shwenandaw Kyaung Monastery is the only surviving original building from the Mandalay palace. Made entirely of... read more

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the more interesting stops on our day tour of Mandalay. The Shwenandaw Kyaung Monastery is the only surviving original building from the Mandalay palace. Made entirely of teak and carved inside and out with figures and symbols of Buddhist mythology the building is quite beautiful – even with the wearing by the weather. It is fascinating wondering around... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place just feels absolutely amazing. Some buildings give me the feeling that it is a special place. This is one of them. I would go at a time when the tourist busses are gone. Maybe early morning? We went at 4pm and it was not too crowded, but the less people, the better.

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Thank Michiel V
Casper, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were amazed at the beauty of this place. The wood work is really amazing and it is truly a step back in time.

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What I love about these temples is the teak wood so durable and strong. When you walk bare foot over the flooring you don't have to worry about splinters, absolutely fantastic. Then there are the wood carvings really impressive and there is always this quiet and peacefulness. Really worth visiting

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Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was originally the King's living room area but was given to the people. Very ornate carvings, sadly damaged by the weather and hopefully in years to come will be maintained to a high standard.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The intricate carvings on this temple are amazing and fortunately the Heritage Fund takes the temple seriously as there was a German journey man doing restoration work on the wood being paid for by them. Some of the restoration work on the carvings carried out by the locals was mindboggling: a few rusty nails to keep an arm in place,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This palace had been Kings chambers located in The Royal Palace grounds. It was moved when the last King of Myanmar was appointed following is father's death. The building is in teak was covered in gold leaf inside and out.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just so you know: here they always check your zone fee ticket (10000kyat). If you don't want to pay, you can take a picture trough the fence. The interior (and the building itself) are worth a coser look. Very beautiful.

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hire a taxi for the day and let the driver take you everywhere, all the temples get included on the whistle stop tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a pick-up truck at the junction of Street 30 and Street 62. The fare was only 200 kyats to reach the base of Mandalay Hill. From here, I went on a walking exploration to visit the few renowned pagodas and monastery at the vicinity. This Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung) is one unique attraction that should not be... More 

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