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Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung)

Mandalay, Myanmar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very intricate artwork on this monastery. it is the last surviving building of mandalay palace and well worth a visit

Thank pheng2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended to visit this palace in the afternoon. We love the historical looks and the wooden architecture. It is very interesting and totally worth a visit. We admired the construction and the characteristics of such an old Monastery.

Thank samdfarley84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an original monastery, not a reconstruction like the palace, and gives a very good impression of what the buildings in Mandalay looked like.

Thank axgwl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the outside the gold has weathered off so you can really appreciate the exquisite craftsmanship, although in its golden heyday it would have been an amazing sight. Inside a lot of the gilding still remains,. Great teak floors! Peaceful and not too crowded.

Thank Veronica014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This seems to be built several hundred years ago. It was all made out of wood. But seems to be plated in gold. Still we can see the shades of gold. It is a very large monastery. Even the floor was done with wood. Also...More

Thank Nilmini D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The elements have succeeded in eroding almost all of the gold from this monastery, so that the woodwork and the fretwork are revealed. They are beautiful to see, and happily there is none of the plastering with gold leaf that one sees elsewhere.

Thank HUGH C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

there's a hint of old style military authoritarian rule trying to get in to see this palace, and I felt very uncomfortable leaving my passport with a very cleanly pressed solider at the gate, but get over that, and the fact that you are walking...More

Thank majnz
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I am extremely impressed with the intricacies of the architecture of this monastery. This building is simply marvellous.

1  Thank Keith L
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This has historical values other than any palace in Mandalay. If you will visit there, better if you can read some and go. It will add value you. If additional English notices can be put, better.

Thank Sudesh I
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Lovely place and very quiet. Better go early in the morning to avoid the crowd. The wooden structure is astonishing and well preserved

Thank Benjamin J
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May I know if there's any entrance fees to enter the palace please? Also is there group discount. Thanks!
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
Hi, does anyone know the opening and closing times of this palace? Thanks!
5 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
Oo M
Hi..! May I know history of these monestry.Please.
5 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