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Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung)

Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 44512 5228
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“wood carvings” (71 reviews)
“beautiful teak” (24 reviews)
Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 44512 5228
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Reviewed yesterday

I have just visited Golden Palace Monastery last week. It's a great must-to-see plcae in Mandalay. The temple itself is an old gooden construction and contains lot of antique. We book a tuk tuk to go there from our hotel then continue to U Bein...More

Thank Trinh N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a good place with ancient architecture and full of history. We were very interested with stories told by our guide when we came here

Thank francis r
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very different from most of the main sights. This teak palace then monastery has been at its current location for around 150 years. It is a delight to see the carvings on the building. The entire outside is covered in them. You have to pay...More

Thank sleepybexhill
Reviewed 3 days ago

This didn't impress me very much it is rather run down and dark. Don't expect too much. Make sure to have wipes to clean your feet

Thank lisa w
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is wonderfully made monastery completely made out of teak wood. For the material used, this is quite a gigantic artwork and the carvings in team are worth seeing

Thank Sunil W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

During our trip we saw a whole lot of pagodas en temples. But this one impressed us the most. Absolutely worth the entry fee of $10. Take your time an the some nice pictures.

Thank Chbrunner
Reviewed 6 days ago

Maybe this is the best sight in Mandalay. The monastery has some extraordinary wooden sculptures showing the great craftmanship of that time.

Thank Cetra79
Reviewed 1 week ago

The monastery provides a golden moment in an otherwise glittering city. Teak to the bone. Not to be missed.

Thank Harwood52
Reviewed 1 week ago

This monastery is part of the visits included with the zone fee. The wooden ornements are amazing, the beauty of every detail. Even the doors have panel with different scenes. Worth seeing, it is a genuine relic from the past.

Thank SylvanoT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fairly good exterior condition, amazing details of the woodwork. The interior is even more surprising with golden doors.

Thank Gordon P
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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
5 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