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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
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
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\The original palace was commissioned by King Mindon and historical documents and photographs indicate that it was an architectonic jewel.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
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
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
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
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
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