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An antique teak monastery

An antique teak monastery which need more taking care to maintain as a national treasure. A tourist spot because of its long lasting antique wood carving and cultural art. You may... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An antique teak monastery which need more taking care to maintain as a national treasure. A tourist spot because of its long lasting antique wood carving and cultural art. You may see traditional wood carving decoration most of all parts of the building both interior and exterior. But the sad thing is some parts are lost by the antique stealing... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As with every temple and pagoda in Myanmar, you have to go barefoot. This teak palace, now monastery still show remnants of the past with its intricate wood carvings all over the interior and exterior of the palace from the walls to the ceiling to the doors. It is very interesting to photograph if you like taking pictures. There are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I did not find it as interesting as the reviewers let on. Not as impressive as other pagodas we saw on the trip. You can see the whole thing in 15 minutes, take a few photos and that is about it. It is conveniently on the way to Mandalay hill so worth the stop.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The monastery has beautiful carvings, some are old others more recent but still an amazing place for photography. The venue is clean and we had a great blue sky that made the contrast of the dark wood look better in pictures. Be patient and wait for you turn on the several doorways as many would want a picture underneath them.... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A royal haunted house! Lavishly decorated with gilt and wood carvings, this had once been part of the palace complex, but when King Mindon died inside in 1878, his superstitious successor King Thibaw moved it outside the fortress walls and had it converted to a monastery, thus saving this building from destruction during WWII. The interior glows in gold from... More 

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Thank BillWeir
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A historical building with amazing wood carvings. Ensure that you have a local guide to explaint details about this.

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Thank Harris M
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's marvellous, but then when you read into it, this is actually a reconstruction. More could be done to the upkeep of the grounds and more information about the exhibit

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Thank Zed C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a rare survival... a superb teak carved palace that could be taken apart, packed up and moved elsewhere. Small but perfectly formed... don't use the loos, but don't miss this place as it really is a gem!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The historic teak monastery of Shwe Nandaw Kyaung at the base of Mandalay Hill is a must see in Mandalay. So beautiful, huge, impressive, amazing. Even if you think you might be templed and monastried, (no such word, I know), out, do not leave Mandalay without visiting here. I've spent the last eight months travelling the region and have seen... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Young monks learning their scripts. Could see into their living quarters, quaint. It was possible to see and look everywhere.

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