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Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung)

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth a visit just for the history and the amazing wood carvings. Make sure you go with a guide to get the full story.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 595iang
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Incredible work of wood covered by gold art ,peaceful and with a special atmosphere ...former part of the royal palace. Lord buddha was surrounded by lots of golden wooden columns.... Different from all other temples....

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It deviates from typical traditional monasteries because it was used by the King. Only one original building that escaped from caught fire in second World War II. Inside the building, 10 Jatakas which were inscribed the stories of Buddha's life on wooden scriptures around the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Lin Yate C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable visit but not a must see. Exquisite woodwork in teak. Detailing beyond belief. Nice to see in person and close up. But note, even though Called a monastery - no monks there.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank C001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Historical and interesting. Show respect in dress code with no skirts or trousers ending above knee. Sleeveless is not cool. Bring lots of wet wipes for your feet.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Traveller8354
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked this place, because it is one of the only surviving relics of Mandalay's royal period, and also because I love teak and Burmese wood carving. But unless you want to spend hours figuring out all the details of the complicated carvings, there really...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a “pagoda” day while in Mandalay. This was our first stop, and a nice one. Really fantastic woodwork with lots of details in the carving are found at this place. We spend quite some time here, and it turned out to be quite...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MadBeer
Reviewed July 15, 2019 via mobile

You have to pay an entrance fee 10,000. the Ticket can also be used for other popular sights (Mandalay Palace). It only takes about 10-15 minutes to visit the place but it was impressive!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019

Theres nothing much to see and not a lot of story for you to explore even you have to travel a long way to get there

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank bikietbay
Reviewed July 11, 2019

Amazing place! We felt lucky that this place was moved from its original location and hence survived the bombings, and we get to see the splendor of Mynamar in its 'golden' days. Do not miss this as it takes hardly half or 1 hour to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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keneng
October 27, 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
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fergerm
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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Ma N
December 4, 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
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