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Mandalay, Myanmar
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you have not been briefed of it or seen a photograph, it is likely that the first sight of this monastery will give you a jolt. As a building, it is like no other in Myanmar or elsewhere. It is teakwood all over and...More

Thank emmurali
Reviewed 1 week ago

This building was build over 150 years ago. I saw the architecture of 19 centuaries of Myanmar. It is amazing.

Thank NethanPaul1971993
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a lovely palace but not much happening. Recurring theme throughout Mandaly. Not much information given about what you are actually visiting / looking at.

Thank Julia H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This wooden temple is still very beautiful but is in slight disrepair. Fabulous carvings over most of the building. Good to see a restoration project underway here Interesting story of the buildings history in English is inside

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only one monument that left from the King Palace of Yadanapon. The ancient architecture of Myanmar made by wood.

Thank SaiLaoL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about an hour there and very much enjoyed the atmosphere and architectural design. The place reminded me of the movie batman with bats flying everywhere. My favorite part was the gorgeous door/entryway.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This monastery was part of the Royal palace at Amarapura before it was relocated by King Thi Baw to where it stands now. It is notable for its intricate teakwood carvings and Buddhist mosaic patterns. It is the only standing original structure of the royal...More

Thank Tornote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This monastery is a time capsule, surviving the British invasion and occupation of Burma ( a time which inspired Orwell who was stationed there, to write "1984") Somehow, though so much hardship and poverty the people have managed to protect treasure like this, a place...More

Thank sayyestolife
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 14 September 2018 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
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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