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Address: Mandalay, Myanmar
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Wonderful teak carvings

It is hard to believe that these intricate teak carvings have been made with rudimentary tools. The ceiling inside also has wonderful decoration

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Newtown, United Kingdom
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Newtown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is hard to believe that these intricate teak carvings have been made with rudimentary tools. The ceiling inside also has wonderful decoration

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Miraculously survived from the original palace complex which was destroyed by British bombing of inhabiting Japanese occupation troops during second world war. Pagoda had been royal residence of last but one king of Burma. Structure had been disassembled to be reassembled at it's present site. Incredible carvings inside & out. Many go;d leaf covered carvings inside pagoda in addition to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of several well-preserved teak carving monastery. You can walk inside and view the designs that are carved onto every surface. Many scenes from the Buddhist scriptures as other designs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the tourist trail but this teak palace is just amazing. Worth the visit for sure. It's part of the 10 dollar combination tickets

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This temple survived earthquake and allied bombing by being packed up and stored out of town for many years. In effect it's the only building left from the palace complex. Now it's in a new home right on the main drag. Nice to see a lovely teak building and also no gaudy adornment.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing building with such beautiful intricate carvings. The workmanship is just astounding. We visited around 1000 in the morning and there were few people around so it was a good time to visit.

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Freeport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A walk through this temple will bring you back to the past when the buildings were handcrafted and the art work was amazing.

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Siggiewi, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even after visiting every palace and Pagoda in Burma, this one is quite special. I don't remember which century it relates to but the carvings throughout both inside and outside are fantastic; if you go to Mandalay your guide will surely take you and you will enjoy it as we did.

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East Riding of Yorkshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take time to walk around the back and see the repairs continuing. It is a nice place to visit but not a destination in itself.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Good * Easy access to site. * Intricate carvings on teakwood panels. * A place to savour the past glory of an ancient empire. * Nice ambience and interesting setting for creative photography. The Bad * The public toilet is a bit far. * Congested parking areas. * Inadequate signage in English.

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