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Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung)

Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 44512 5228
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Mandalay, Myanmar
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+95 9 44512 5228
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"wood carvings"
in 68 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 17 reviews
"original building"
in 11 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 42 reviews
"covered in gold leaf"
in 14 reviews
"king mindon"
in 14 reviews
"his son"
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"entrance fee"
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"mandalay hill"
in 21 reviews
"monastery"
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"palace"
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"craftsmanship"
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"dismantled"
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"craving"
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"restoration"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can imagine the splendour of the original palace from these replica buildings. Worth a visit as part of Mandalay trip

Thank VinnieLondon_SE2
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Reviewed 1 week ago

there was lot of crowd when we went since it was a weekend. It was really amazing to view wooden stuff particularly.

Thank Monish C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely visit on a weekday, as it gets crowded on the weekends. Also, a great time to visit is early evening when it's not too hot. This place is immaculate, absolutely amazing. There are clean paid toilets near by but we weary of the ladies...More

Thank Jenelle N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An intricately carved teak building which is the only thing remaining of the royal palace which burnt down during WW2. This was saved as it had been moved to a different location, apparently as the king was spooked by his father dying there. This is...More

Thank traveller1968
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this monastery which is made out of teak . The workmanship is truely impressive and a credit to the craftsmen. This is the only remaining original part of the Mandalay palace as the king had it moved 7 years before WW2 to its site...More

Thank AP194R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful traditional Burmese style wooden monastery. Called the Golden Palace Monastery due to the palace was completely gilded. Intricate wood carvings in the interior.

Thank Min4647
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fully made of wood palace, very ornate work and it has to be appreciated. but if you are short of time you can chose to skip it.

Thank Chithra U
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple was moved to outside the walls of the palace and escaped being flattened during the war. It is relatively small and constructed entirely in teak with superb carvings. Very peaceful and well worth a visit. Take another 20 minutes to go around the...More

1  Thank Jackie C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very ornate monastery and the inside was covered in gold. It is currently being restored but this does not detract from its beauty.

Thank Pete-n-Suzie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You may well be templed out by the time you arrive here. But this is something special and wonderful to walk in, touch and experience. The wooden carvings are very old and transplanted from their original foundations.

Thank Andrew D
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keneng
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
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fergerm
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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Ma N
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
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