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Address: Nr. Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Bago, Myanmar
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Beautiful Palace!

The Kanbawzathadi Palace is definitely worth viewing. Although it is a reconstruction of the original Royal Palace, it is still a stunning property to view. The reproductions of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
snoopy647
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Victoria, BC Canada

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Victoria, BC Canada
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267 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kanbawzathadi Palace is definitely worth viewing. Although it is a reconstruction of the original Royal Palace, it is still a stunning property to view. The reproductions of the golden coach is gorgeous, as is the throne area.

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth the 2.5 hour drive from Yangon to learn about the history of Myanmar and the first three great kings. Thankfully, we had been to the museum in Yangon the day before. I would recommend doing that since it puts a lot of what you will see in context.

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Bucerias
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

But doesn't detract, and quite interesting to observe. Not a lot inside Audience Hall: replica stately carriage, Lion throne room, paintings of Buddha's life

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This place has been restored after it was destroyed in last war. Some of the old columns have been preserved in their damaged state and there is an old boat carved out of a single log. It has magnificent hall and throne room.

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oregon coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting archeological excavations and ancient earthquake mitigation technology. Teak posts were inscribed. Nice

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Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Since last year, it appears as some restoration work is taking place. It is still way overpriced at 10,000 Kyats for what it is. Hopefully that money is going to upgrade that place. With the proper artifacts, a clean, buffed floor, the right displays, this could be a worthwhile attraction. As it is, you can see the whole thing in... More 

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The site is peaceful with nice views, and the reconstruction gives you an idea why Ralph Fitch was so impressed when he visited in 1586. The ancient teak logs, with their inscriptions are fascinating. It might not all be authentic, however it is worth the visit.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

You shouldn't miss this place to have a look into rich culture of Myanamar and understand how they create this marvelous building !!!!

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Kanbawzathadi Golden Palace in Bago is a reconstruction of the original Royal palace from the second half of the 16th century. it used to be covered in gold and this huge compound has many halls and apartments. Most of the furniture and ornaments were lost and destroyed when it was looted in the 1599. So what you see inside maybe... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

if you like it fake and artificial, this site may be of interest. but unfortunnately, there is hardly anythiing left of the ancient palace. The rebuilt palace is a really poor work, only visually in some way similar to the ancient palace. It's a pitty that Bago does not do more along the Unesco guidelines to protect and restore its... More 

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