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Mandalay, Myanmar
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 March 2012

The Shwenandaw Kyaung or Golden Palace Monastery is a real treat for sore eyes, a lovely wooden monastery with intricately carved designs both outside and inside but especially outside. We visited in the late afternoon so the inside was much too dark for my liking...More

6  Thank Arthurrvr
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 October 2014 via mobile

Ok so we come to Myanmar to see such wonders but be aware that your entry fee goes directly to the Government, supporting a corrupt regime. If you absolutely must go, see if you can find a driver that can bribe your way in so...More

5  Thank Jessica C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While visiting Mandalay our tour guide took our group here. Beautiful carved teak wooden structure. Under repairs & renovation now. A beautiful place to visit

Thank travelwithpam
Reviewed 6 days ago

8 square miles, the palace area is 8 square km. Surrounded by the moat. Specially, do not miss the wooden house built by built color woods. It's really impressive structure.

Thank Relax14593074214
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The palace was - with the monastery in Ava - my favorite place in Myanmar ! Beautiful architecture. Behind we saw the people who restore the ruins, it was very interesting.

Thank CarolineN79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see and in my opinion the best attraction of Mandalay. Monastery built from the teak wood with many cravings. Very recommended.

Thank Georg K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have not been briefed of it or seen a photograph, it is likely that the first sight of this monastery will give you a jolt. As a building, it is like no other in Myanmar or elsewhere. It is teakwood all over and...More

1  Thank emmurali
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building was build over 150 years ago. I saw the architecture of 19 centuaries of Myanmar. It is amazing.

Thank NethanPaul1971993
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a lovely palace but not much happening. Recurring theme throughout Mandaly. Not much information given about what you are actually visiting / looking at.

Thank Julia H
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This wooden temple is still very beautiful but is in slight disrepair. Fabulous carvings over most of the building. Good to see a restoration project underway here Interesting story of the buildings history in English is inside

Thank sallysU7560PA
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

The only one monument that left from the King Palace of Yadanapon. The ancient architecture of Myanmar made by wood.

Thank SaiLaoL
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We spent about an hour there and very much enjoyed the atmosphere and architectural design. The place reminded me of the movie batman with bats flying everywhere. My favorite part was the gorgeous door/entryway.

Thank SteveR426
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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
4 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