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This palace was rebuilt after being burnt down in the 16th Century. I visited temples in Mandalay that were built around that time, and there was no comparison in terms of beauty of design and materials used. However, it was interesting, and the gardens make...More
Though this palace is reconstructed, it is still beautiful with gold painted decoration, big teak timber and remaining teak posts for building palace brought by lesser kings to great king Bayintnaung. We can see many teak post on them names are describing with ancient myanmar...More
Bago was the seat of the second Myanmar Empire in 16 c. It was blooming at those times and its kings built a huge golden palace here.
Unfortunately, Myanmar is an unstable geologic area and earthquakes are very common. One of them along with the...More
Nor should you. Sure it's reconstructed, but better than a ruin, and I found the way they showed the original excavations and burnt remainders of the teak columns strinking and successful. The Kingdom of Pegu or Hanthawaddy was a major Buddhist, Indo-Chinese center of power...More
The outside of the building is stunning but it was the teak beams that used to hold up the building that were set on fire I think in the 15th Century that will live in my memory. This is not a palace for of things...More