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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The palace was burned to the ground so this is a fairly poor reconstruction. You get the layout, but without any of the carved teak or mirrored hall that would have made it special. N.b. it is in the middle of the army base, so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank iaindsg
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Firstly, don’t forget ID. We did and had to leave a cash deposit with the guard which was returned to us on departure. This is a strange place, run by the military and with restricted access for visitors. Most of the palace was destroyed in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank carysd125
Reviewed 5 days ago

Whilst I enjoyed my time in the Palace, compared to the other sites, it felt neglected and empty. Some great biuldings to see but if you only have limited time, this would be one to skip

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jules-and-Lloyd
Reviewed 1 week ago

The original Mandalay Palace was destroyed during second world war by allied bombarding. The Japanese occupied the palace during the war. \The original palace was commissioned by King Mindon and historical documents and photographs indicate that it was an architectonic jewel. Whatever you see now...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravelerTrecker
Reviewed 1 week ago

impressive, but it is replica, because original palace was burned during the war. replica is not he best quality and is not renovated, it is empty inside, you have to have passport to go in, and you leave it on the gate, you can walk...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank oegle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Palace is located a ten minute walk from gate in the walls. As a foreigner you can only enter from the eastern gate. Here you have to buy a ticket for the Mandalay archaeological zone (10000 Kyats). To enter you have to register and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ronaldwar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need to go to the East gate as a foreigner to get in. So if you face it with Mandalay hill behind it, it is in the right side of the walled square. The walk is long but quite nice. The palace itself is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ikjm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This property was rebuilt in 1990, and not very well, and is not well maintained the whole area is surrounded by army barracks, and based upon close inspection will not last much longer.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 393henryd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From our hotel, we rode our bicycles on the newly fixed path around the moat of palace. It is an operating Military Base so foreigners are only allowed through the east gate. 10,000 Kyats ea and leave an ID with the security at the front...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kellyandrewtomas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can’t miss the Mandalay Palace, a 413 hectare site in the centre of the city, surrounded on its four sides by 7m high red brick wall and a 50m wide moat. The only accessible entrance for tourists is via the eastern gate, where if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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