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Address: Mandalay, Myanmar
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US$ 119.00*
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Full Day Excursion in Mandalay
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US$ 53.65*
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Private Full Day Mandalay Heritage Tour
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We had an excellent guide who gave us enough information about this interesting site but didn't overload us with facts and figures we would never remember. It really enhanced... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Monaco
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The palace ground are very large surrounded by a very moat. The palace bombed by the British during WW II.

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Washington state
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183 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ignore the guidebooks. The palace was literally levelled by allied bombing in WWII with exception of one unexciting tower. The "palace" is replica apparently based on dubious archives. The palace area is in the center of a large Myanmar Army base, and it is at least .5 kilometer from the east entrance which is the only entrance available to tourists.... More 

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UK
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127 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent guide who gave us enough information about this interesting site but didn't overload us with facts and figures we would never remember. It really enhanced our experience as without a guide this site, whilst interesting, is a replica site and a visit is primarily an appreciation of the architecture, unless of course you are seriously interested... More 

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Berkshire
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85 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large site to visit and good if you like architecture, but sadly there is not a lot left inside the buildings. Would be nice if they had set it up museum style with the old furniture etc in place so you could get a real feel for life in the palace. That said there is a good view of the... More 

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Canton of Thurgau, Switzerland
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76 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mandalay Palace and Barracks were used as a last defence by the Japanese during the second world war. Consequently the palace grounds were bombed extensively by the British to gain access. After travelling over the bridge crossing the moat, driving around the barbican and passing the wall, we entered the palace grounds where even today there are army installations.... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Consuming such a large part of Mandalay map, as a royal palace and the relatively high entrance fee, created much expectations. Unfotunately, most of the area is restricted, and the small part that is allowed looked much more like what it actually is today - and army base. And not a well kept one. The yellow grass, the drying trees... More 

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East Riding of Yorkshire
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The thought of passing through the walls of the Palace held much anticipation but unfortunately did not deliver. If you are passing pop in but you will be disappointed. You will need to surrender your passport in order to enter as it is a military base, however they seemed ok with my hotel key card.

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Singapore, Singapore
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60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Good * Easy access from Mandalay city centre. * Nice architecture for photography. The Bad * Lack of English signage. * Buildings are mostly empty shells. * Some older buildings had been moved elsewhere.

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New Delhi, India
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479 reviews
465 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 651 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first tourist place we visited at Mandalay. A Royal Palace, built in 1850s when the Capital moved here. This Palace was destroyed during Wars, particularly World War II and has been rebuilt, according to the original plan of the Palace in 1990s. Presently there are about 40 timber buildings, all remodelled on the originals. There, amid the... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Admission is charged for entrance into the Palace grounds. Most of the building either are not accessible or contain very little.

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