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Mandalay, Myanmar
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This must be one of the oldest Monasteries in Mandalay. It was one of the few if not the only wooden Monastery and/or temple that I visited. The carving is amazing!

Thank scott w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to see this temple in wood and one of the most ancient of the city. The place is quiet and very peaceful, Worth a tour around!

Thank Brice R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has the best woodcarving you will ever see. Take a walk around and under the building to enjoy the beauties of that building

Thank Amir S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wooden carvings all around the monastery are kind of 3D comic stories. I wonder if anybody can explain at least half of these stories... Every time we visit this place, more and more cravings are restored.

Thank smallhausen1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You need to pay 10,000kyat each to enter this place as it is part of the archaeological fees for the Mandalay region. Nice wood carvings inside and outside the structure with fine teal carvings. Nice to here about the history of the palace . If...More

Thank mel7155
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing little building kept and restored to perfection. Worth the visit and it is a short one too.

Thank DCermelli
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once the King’s “apartment” - receiving area and bedroom (1880’s) - it has meticulously carved carvings and lovely architecture. Definitely worth sussing out.

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Building moved before WW2 so it survived the bombing. The original teak carvings are authentic and the detail is amazing

Thank Steveuj
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Mandalay Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw , Shwe Kyaung Gyi) Very beauty photo in there. We don't want to come back home. We want to stay in there.

Thank Mobiee L
Reviewed 8 August 2018

If you are not a Myanmar citizen, you have to pay 10 bucks as entry fee. But it is totally worth it. If you are a budget traveler, please reserve some cash for this one. This is a temple made of pure teak wood head...More

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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