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Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung)

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Mandalay, Myanmar
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All reviews wood carvings beautiful building original building worth a visit covered in gold leaf king mindon his son walk around entrance fee mandalay hill monastery palace craftsmanship dismantled remnants destruction restoration
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were surprised how impressive this temple was,with amazing wood carvings making it stand out. While it is not a massive structure, its age and amazing delicacy made it well worth the visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made of wood, this is a beautiful building where they are undertaking sympathetic repair work. Incredible carvings.

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

the only oryginal part of the royal palace, because before fire it war moved outside the palace as a gift to the monks.

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

Beautiful building, craftsmanship. So many school children and tourists ...difficult to appreciate it as a holy place. Vendors outside with unique (to Burma) handicrafts.

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

Shwenandaw (Golden Palace) Monastery was built by the last Burmese King, Thibaw. He dismantled his father's quarters in the Palace and re assembled the monastery here, and used it for prayer. Not only is it a fine example of teak wood architecture, but also has...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kowie55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This teak monastery is the only survived part of Mandalay palace, because one of the kings moved it outside the palace boundaries, which later on burned out. It's always amazing to visit such fine wooden building. It''s called "golden", because in the past the wood...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although it looks like history, this building is the only one left all the others were rebuilt in recent times and not very well . A shame but reminder of the war that ravaged this.country.

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

This is the most beautiful Konbaung building in Myanmar. It is a Burmese architecture masterpiece that is recognized by its wonderful teak carvings and history. This monastery was initially located within the Mandalay Palace grounds. The famous king Mindom died at the monastery. His son,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank TravelerTrecker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a definite place to visit in Mandalay. This was the kings palace but was deconstructed and moved to Mandalay when the capital changed in the 1800s and then given by the king as a monastery

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Woodsie13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There aren’t many things to see but it’s well worth a short visit. Very intricate teak carvings, a great work of Burmese artisans. Should go with a guide for more interesting information of its history.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
August 4, 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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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