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Address: Mandalay, Myanmar
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This building is truely spectacular.

The amount of work that went into carving every inch of this building from solid timber astounds me. This is a must see. Take your camera. The detail is amazing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The amount of work that went into carving every inch of this building from solid timber astounds me. This is a must see. Take your camera. The detail is amazing.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Carvings are pretty amazing, and the whole monastery seems to be made of wood. As it is quite an old building, there are holes in the wooden planks. Be careful of nails as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This was the only place where we actually felt some remnants of authenticity in the whole of Mandalay. Awe-inspiring artworks but like everything in Myanmar poorly maintained and deteriorating rapidly.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

The Shwenandaw Kyaung Monastery which is a wooden Pagoda which is fascinating as most pagodas are not of wood. As usual after climbing into the complex you come upon a gold Buddha which really stands out against the darkness of the wood. There is also a lot of magnificent carvings over and around the doorways and all around the Gold... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

The building is made of teak. The carvings are just amazing!! If you see nothing else in Mandalay see this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Ok it has been moved from original location and the gold guilding has gone from exterior, but the wood carvings are astonishingly intricate. Well worth a visit but try to go when tourist hordes are lower - eg end of day. BTW you can then easily walk over to nearby pagodas and Mandalay - you do not need a taxi... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Wow !! The intricate carvings are amazing, the buddah is stunning , it feels so good on the feet to be walking on the wood floorings. Dont go there expecting a buddah filled pagoda as all you will see is 1 buddah and a huge amount of history 😀

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

$10 dollars with no understanding of what this was apart from some empty buildings. Can see it from the hill.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The structure of the palace is unique and the intricate carvings on the wood is a reflection of the fine skills of the Burmese . Worth a visit. If you are part of the tour package; best to stay close to the guide to understand the history/legacy of this palace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It is the best thing to see in Yangon, I suggest very early in the morning. The pagoda has a particular light, full of monks and pilgrims, a wonderfull experience.

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