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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” (26 reviews)
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Mandalay, Myanmar
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+95 9 44512 5228
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

This carved teak edifice was once the palace of the Emperor of Thailand. So many of the temples and pagodas are overly gilded that is is refreshing to see the intricate carvings and construction of this monastery.

Thank Mjsomaha
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

The ornaments are really impressive. It's definitely worth going! A little crowded but still has magical atmosphere.

Thank Marta A
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Really lovely old Pagoda, very different from all the gold painted, tiled glass we've been seeing. Very serene there. Not very large, but worth the visit.

Thank McTrix
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

I have been here three times now and I still love it, the carving is extraordinary and the atmosphere magical.

Thank Slingbot
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Entrance 10000 kyats, usable also once with other tourist attractions. All building is real piece of wooden sculpture art with intricated and detailed carvings. When we visited, some parts of the building were under renovations.

Thank Afonsinho
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

This is perhaps one of the beautiful teak wood building in Myanmar. Every detail in every corner are well made and designed. Besides it has rich history. The only surviving building from the old Mandalay Palace. Definitely worth the visit.

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Awesome place to visit. We visited at the end of the day when the crowds started to thin. Very interesting & peaceful.

Thank Linda W
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This is a nice architecture to visit. Lots of information about architecture, history and religion. Should go with a guide for more interesting information.

Thank April H
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Quite a different pagoda and not as bright and expansive as many of the others you will see. Made of teak and previously part of the Kings Palace it has some ornate carvings and a beautifully carved intricate roof. The restoration work here has been...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Very interesting monastery.Near the road.Beautiful carvings.There are only 2 rooms but they are huge.Cool inside which was good and I remember the very wide teak floorboards.Peaceful and well worth a visit

Thank Cartertravels15
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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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