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Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung)

Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 44512 5228
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“wood carvings” (71 reviews)
“beautiful teak” (26 reviews)
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Mandalay, Myanmar
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+95 9 44512 5228
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"wood carvings"
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"beautiful teak"
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"original building"
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"worth a visit"
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"covered in gold leaf"
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"his son"
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"second world war"
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"mandalay hill"
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"monastery"
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"palace"
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"craftsmanship"
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"king"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This palace is showing its wear for sure. A lot of the exterior carvings have been really worn. The interior is quite beautiful though. There’s a lot of gold relief throughout the interior.

Thank Keith H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The only building to have survived WW2, this is a teak wood marvel with beautifully intricate carvings. In the strong afternoon sun the dark timber seemed to be almost black...though faded & weather beaten in places the pagoda is still lovely & undergoing restoration. Well...More

Thank travelbugDelhi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit - and included in the 10,000 ‘chat’ multi-site ticket. Fantastic teal carved ‘palace’ - originally gilded: must have been an amazing site.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the only kings palace which was then turned into a monastery that survived WW2. It is also one in the world to be made entirely of teak wood. When built it was covered in gold leaf, but now only the interior gold remains....More

Thank Ross B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As part of our 2 day visit to Mandalay we stopped at the Palace before going to Golden Palace Monastery. What a beautiful building with original teak carvings both inside and out. The detail of this Palace was incredible. Everywhere we turned there was another...More

Thank TheFoodguy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made of teak this was the former home of King Mindon. The carving is intricate and the patterns very varied. A must-see relic of a bygone age

Thank 654GregP654
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only pagoda in the Royal Palace not to have been destroyed in WWII, this intricately carved teak pagoda was dismantled and rebuilt in its present site. The roof is held up by huge teak pillars. The interior is still covered with a huge amount...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very lovely original teak building, one of the few remaining in Mandalay. It had a very full history and it is good to see it preserved. Well worth a visit.

Thank chris g
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very low key, subtle, teak wood building. It was a nice relief from the flood of gold. Ticket to this will allow you to get in the Royal Palace.

Thank tyonyc
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an ancient monastery which is being restored by Italian experts. It is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Mandalay.

Thank Ko948
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keneng
27 October 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
4 August 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
4 December 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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