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Address: Nr. Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Bago, Myanmar

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This site has a lot of history about the Kings of Myanmar dating back to around 1500AD and the buildings are in good shape but most have been reconstructed. Just a pity that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Batehaven, Australia
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The original palace, built for King Bayinnaung in 1556, consisted of 76 apartments and halls. It was burned down in 1599, reconstructed in 1990 and finished two years later. The very ornate golden palace gives a good impression of the splendour and wealth of the second Burmese empire and externally both the building and the grounds are very imposing, but... More 

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Batehaven, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This site has a lot of history about the Kings of Myanmar dating back to around 1500AD and the buildings are in good shape but most have been reconstructed. Just a pity that pigeons &mother species of bird life are allowed to leave there deposits on the exhibits and like most religious or historical sites in Asia you are required... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I am always interested by Palaces as the history tend to be more interesting. This palace is reconstructed a the original was burnt down. Interesting place to walk and visit in Bago.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Like most temples in Myanmar this temple too was very beautiful, its full of Gold designs & Colour.It has a lot of history, so the best option is to get a Guide or Guide book as language is a problem in Myanmar. Even if you are not a Buddhist its worthwhile seeing this temple for its elegance. Be appropriately dressed... More 

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Edinburgh
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I didn't enjoy this part of our visit to Bago. Our guidebook told us that the buildings are more or less guesswork reconstruction, all you can see of the original are some old bits of teak pillars. And there are many many bat droppings; floors in sites in Myanmar tend to be pretty dirty but this was particularly bad.

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Seabrook Island, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The reconstructed 16th century Audience Hall is beautiful, with remnants of the original teak pillars still intact. There's lots of information in the building in both Burmese and English. Well worth a visit.

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Another best kept secret in Burma. I was blown away by the grandeur and the careful attention to detail to recapture Burmese history. It stuns you the moment you enter its door. Well worth a visit Tip - allow at least 30 minutes to visit, take a local guide and a good camera. Well worth stopping half way down the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Expected Yul Brynner to appear at any moment! A stunning exterior with a very interesting interior too! Original destroyed by fire but some wood has been salvaged. Separate residence palace which gives views towards another golden pagoda.

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Bago (Hantharwaddy – AD 1539 – AD 1599) was the second capital city of the second Myanmar Dynasty (Taungoo Dynasty – AD 1486 – AD 1752). It was restored by King Bayint Naung The Great, who conquered Siam (Thailand), Manipur (part of India today), Sitsaungpana (part of China today), Lanna and Chiang Mai (part of Thailand today) and Lan Xang... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I really liked this place and having a guide helped to understand what and how. It is still not in tip top condition but they are working on it. Not much to see except the way it was made and the history of the place as a former 16th century palace that was once a marvel of Asia. They have... More 

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