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Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung)

Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 44512 5228
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Mandalay, Myanmar
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"wood carvings"
in 68 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 17 reviews
"original building"
in 11 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 42 reviews
"covered in gold leaf"
in 14 reviews
"king mindon"
in 14 reviews
"his son"
in 10 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 11 reviews
"mandalay hill"
in 21 reviews
"monastery"
in 276 reviews
"palace"
in 137 reviews
"craftsmanship"
in 30 reviews
"dismantled"
in 18 reviews
"craving"
in 12 reviews
"destruction"
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"restoration"
in 19 reviews
"remnants"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You may well be templed out by the time you arrive here. But this is something special and wonderful to walk in, touch and experience. The wooden carvings are very old and transplanted from their original foundations.

Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This monastery is part of the sightseeing tour around Mandalay and it is impressive. Made of teak wood and fairly well maintained. The outside used to be covered in gold, but time and weather did their job so it is now more or less black....More

Thank Marieke K
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

i was wondering where to go next after the trip to the palace when my eyes suddenly fell on the letters golden palace . so i decided to visit it. It was gourges sight when i saw it i could not forget it after i...More

Thank Willy Y
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

It is fascinating to see all the gold inside, the intricate carvings, the wonderful workmanship. Worth a visit

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Absolutely beautiful monastery, the carving are so intricate. Inside is also amazing with huge pieces of teak used.

Thank Mark&Rosa
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Beautiful old wooden structure heavily carved with decorative scroll and lattice work that’s well worth the time to explore. Be sure to take a look at the restoration workshop in the back where workers are cleaning and preserving decorative pieces of the structure.

Thank James W
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Unbelievable volume of carving works are concentrated on a relatively small place. Despite of the devastating influence of weather, most of the carvings are still in excellent shape - just lost the golden cover. But for our generations it is probably more valuable to see...More

Thank smallhausen1
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

A lovely wooden structure with a interesting history about the king and family.No gold gilding remains,(possible a tiny carving) Some have been restored and a Iot of the carvings are really good, There was a team of restorers working while we were there led by...More

Thank 918teresah
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This monastery is worth a visit in Mandalay, a good example of ornate Buddhist carvings from the original palace buildings of the 1800's.

Thank Andrea W
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

One of our favourite places in a long list. Not the biggest or most dramatic to see initially as it is tucked away but one of those places that is best in detail. Being small it can get crowded but is worth the patience to...More

Thank Kevin F
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keneng
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
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fergerm
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
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Ma N
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
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