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Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung)

Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 44512 5228
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“wood carvings” (71 reviews)
“beautiful teak” (24 reviews)
Mandalay, Myanmar
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Again did this with the guide and it's intricate teak carving is beautifully maintained and enchanting.... gold interior not as dazzling as the pagodas but fascinating insight into how a kings apartment looked

Thank sarah98
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Shwenandaw Kyaung is the finest example of Myanmar teak Monastery and only one left of Mandalay Royal Palace from 1857. It was decorated with real gold leaf on the Teak. It was originally an apartment of the king. After King died, next king moved outside...More

Thank Sayar_Chan
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This teak palace/monastery was originally gold, intricate details and wood carving worth a visit, extremely old

Thank monkeygirl18
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We loved this small charming temple. It's full of the most amazing wooden carvings. The trees surrounding the Monastery make it cool and welcoming.

Thank Jude W
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We came here on our last day and we love it, this is such a nice place to see culture and to rest for a while. Loittering here is amzaing.

Thank roberon99
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Visited the Shwenandaw Monastery, also known as the Golden Monastery. This impressive structure is celebrated for its remarkable woodcravings. A must visit if you're interested in woodcravings related to Buddhism.

Thank GohKL
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Very impressive building made from teak wood, unfortunately it is dark inside to admire the details. A lot of work should done to restore the palace.

Thank Lewis A
Reviewed 5 September 2017

What a stunning monastery. Was mesmerised by the detail and beauty of the building inside and out. Worth a visit.

Thank AmandaLHR
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I did not sure how much effort they did to preserve this outdoor woodwork. It may not last long and I will come back here to see the restoration progress.

Thank SuppasitR
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

This is a quick visit but the wooden carvings are incredible both inside and out . One can only imagine how splendid this must have been when it was covered in gold. Just a short walk from here is the biggest book .

Thank Amber D
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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
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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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