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Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung)

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Mandalay, Myanmar
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All reviews wood carvings beautiful building original building worth a visit covered in gold leaf king mindon his son walk around entrance fee mandalay hill monastery palace craftsmanship dismantled remnants destruction restoration
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This very old monastry is absolutely fascinating considering the artsworks which was done in former times but which is also currently done by students to replace missing or decayed parts of the wonderful carvings that decorate this monastry. I was so impressed to see both,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christine F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing teak building in traditional Burmese style. The roofs are decorated with very intricate carving. Not a lot to see here but well worth a short visit. Only men are allowed to go inside.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good wooden monastery in Mandalay and interesting its wonderful wood carving. I like it very much.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank vandaniel94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small monastery is a very attractive and photogenic site to visit. The wood, and the carvings, both inside and out are now darkened with age, but very interesting. Intricate detailing everywhere. Lots of gold leaf inside (hence the "golden" palace). Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building is many century old, structure is still strong and wood carvings are so much in details. The timber they used is known as teak. Wood carvings and the engravings are very beautiful. I would like to advise, every tourist should visit this monastery...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Malcolm C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to see it’s all ruins not much ppl go there. It’s exactly what you see in pictures nothing inside.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Deepikayayaati
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

##Mandalay Sightseeing## Mahamuni Pagoda/Gold Leaf work Shop/Shwe In Bin/Marbel Carving/Wood Carving/Royal Palace/Golden Palace Monastery/Atumashi Monastery/Kuthodaw Pagoda/Sandamuni Pagoda/Mandalay Hill**

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 690oom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice old teak wood monestary with a lot of detailed wood engravings. Many tourists and local people.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jeanlucb187
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In this monastery made essentially by teak there are a lot of beautiful carvings especially inside the monastery. It is also very quiet.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The intricate carvings, the grandeur created from the use of so much teak and the story behind the building all make for an interesting visit

Date of experience: November 2018
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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
4 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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4 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