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Address: Mandalay, Myanmar
Phone Number: 959448008459
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Silence in the middle of the City

Surely there are better restored palaces, but it is a nice break from the noisy and stinking busy streets of Mandalay. And if you have read the glaspalace by Amitav Gosh, you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surely there are better restored palaces, but it is a nice break from the noisy and stinking busy streets of Mandalay. And if you have read the glaspalace by Amitav Gosh, you can a little bit imagine how life was in former times at Mandalay Palace.

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Thank Sabine B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The palace is impressive, however, there is little there apart from basic building which mimic what the palace looked like before it was destroyed in WW2.

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Thank Kieran K
Douglas, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is only one gate where Foreigners can enter. It is hard to find and took quite some walking. Once inside it looked like a low income housing development. The "Palace" or the replica thereof, is a fair walk. Once there you have to remove your shoes which is fair enough. Once inside you have to walk in bare feet... More 

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Thank Neil B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not really impressed. I think 10000 is expensive compared to some of the other palaces in Asia which is much more impressive. If you only have short time in Mandalay I would recommend Mandalay Hill instead.

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Thank Sofie M
Guangzhou, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i personally didnt enjoy the palace as all the building are practically empty with only the sitting halls of emperor. the rest are wooden buildings with bats inside. on the bright side there was a nice old pictures collection with royal family and some of their items

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Thank Alena_KAV
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Massive complex still shared with the army. Beautiful buildings, architecture and history. If you want to go into the museum don't be there before 9 . 30 . You buy your entry ticket for the day and an visit several sites with the ticket. It is a good place to start your tour and then end on Mandalay Hill

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's all new building with the same layout~ all of the building is pretty brand new. Don't go there during noon time~ not much sun shade and it's very hot! So be prepared for the sun protection. Recommend for the tower for the top view of the palace layout~

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Thank Suthatta S
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Palace is huge and a fascinating place to visit. A large wooden palace which consists of many buildings and almost reminiscent of Beijing's Forbidden Palace. Of great interest to me was the number of separate structures that were devoted to the King's many wives. I could just imagine the competition there must have been among so many wives.

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Thank The_Grumpster
Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You will get an impression how poor the king lived in his palace. Don't miss the tower for an overview over the palace. There are only restricted areas open to the public within the very huge palace limits. There is an entrance fee if 10k to pay

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The palace is a sprawling place of reconstructed wooden buildings. The various throne rooms are interesting for the scroll work and upper story ventilation. There are some pretty good old photographs of the last king and his several wives and a nice display of some royal regalia. I found interesting the several large vessels for Betel nuts. In the back... More 

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