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Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung)

Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 44512 5228
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Mandalay, Myanmar
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+95 9 44512 5228
Ways to Experience Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung)
US$19 per adult
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"wood carvings"
in 69 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 17 reviews
"original building"
in 11 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 43 reviews
"covered in gold leaf"
in 14 reviews
"king mindon"
in 15 reviews
"his son"
in 10 reviews
"walk around"
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"entrance fee"
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"mandalay hill"
in 21 reviews
"monastery"
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"palace"
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"craftsmanship"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The outside of this monastery is already special because of all the wood carvings. However the atmosphere inside is really magical. You would almost consider becoming a munk.

Thank DH65
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This monastery might not look like much from the outside, but it truly is a hidden gem. This monastery is the only remaining part of the storied Glass Palace left. The Mandalay Palace was rebuilt after it was bombed by Ally Forces in World War...More

Thank llchiesi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monastery is known for its teak carvings of Buddhist myths, which adorn its walls and roofs. The monastery is built in the traditional Burmese architectural style. Shwenandaw Monastery is the single remaining major original structure of the original Royal Palace today.

Thank Hello My M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place should definitely be on your list of must sees it’s very beautiful as is most of the temples in Mandalay

Thank ianw349
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wenr before 10am to see the 1200 monks sitting down for their breakfast. I was told that was the only meal of the day. We started at their kitchen to watch monks and volunteers prepare the food. My first time seeing such huge pots....More

Thank Stephy2007
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing wood carving in a structure made completely out of Teak wood. This was once a Mandalay palace, use as the private living quarters of king Mindon and his chief queen

Thank Luis R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good view of MANDALAY CITY.you can relax and enjoy your trip.Must have to go and take the feeling of nature.

Thank Little E
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Most of the gold has worn away from the Golden Monestary, but the intricate carvings and grandeur are still present.

Thank cheribokern
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing architectural exterior design. 15-minute is sufficient to explore and appreciate the property.

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

This age-old monastery is a very enchanting spot to see the finest wooden carvings. Made of teak, the artifacts seemed to me they express the happiness of celestial beings. The floral patterns carved on the walls are amazing.

Thank nyi h
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keneng
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
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fergerm
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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Ma N
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
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