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“A great reconstruction”

Kambazathadi Golden Palace
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Bago Full-Day Tour from Yangon
Ranked #6 of 13 things to do in Bago
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

The impressive teak pillars, or rather its remains conjures up the magnitude of the original palace. The Bee Throne and the Halls are resplendent. The size of the remaining columns indicated the original dimensions of the palace and it was an educational and entertaining visit, and a change from the pagoda tour.
I would recommend it in the middle of the tour which usually focus on the pagodas. It was also quite peaceful, despite a busload of tourists

Thank y0rkshire_0wl
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Interesting to see how huge this palace really was. It was excavated in the early 1990s and the original teak columns are on display. It was rebuilt in the footprint of the original. None of the "artifacts" are real-those are on display in the National Museum in Yangon. But, it's still worth a visit here.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

We stopped off here on our way back from Golden Rock. The building itself is a replica so lacked atmosphere. There were some interesting displays inside of timber etc but its not worth a special trip out there. We di not linger long.

1  Thank Casa62
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

This site is still under restoration. The original palace on the site belonged to King Bayintnaung, 1551-1581. On the site the government is working to reconstruct this palace on its former footprints after it was raised and pillaged by the Portuguese taking the gold from the site. One can only imagine the beauty that this site must have been in its former glory. Built of teak wood pillars from trees in the range of 120 years old by ring dating of those recovered from the site. In the Royal Audience Hall once stood 171 teak pillars donated by leaders of towns, villages, Shan Chiefs and other important figures.towards the construction of the palace. There is still much to do in terms of excavation and reconstruction on the site, you can also go and see many of the original teak pillars and carvings that were a part of the original construction.

It is pretty cool, but all in all, a lot of work remains to be done on the site and while we were there it did not appear much was happening too fast.

Thank Ebell1
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

This is a reconstructed version of King Bayinnaung 's Kanbawzathadi Palace in Bago. Considering that there are no original palaces left in Burma today, the Kanbawzathadi Palace is a good place to visit to have a sense of the architecture. The Great Audience Hall and the Bee Throne Hall have been reconstructed according to plan. You can see the original teak columns bearing names of the various cities which sent the teak to the King as gifts. Do read the write up detailing the achievements of King Bayinnaung. It is a real pity that his son was unable to defend Bago.

Thank FatboyRed
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