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Address: Mandalay, Myanmar

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More of a Palace than a fort

A nice stroll around once you find the right entrance for tourists. Lot's of history if you like that sort of thing and quite calm once you're in.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

A nice stroll around once you find the right entrance for tourists. Lot's of history if you like that sort of thing and quite calm once you're in.

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Australian in New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We didn't do a quick bike through unfortunately. It was long and tedious on a 43 degree day and most of it is reconstructed and not particularly well reconstructed at that. I enjoyed coming back past here at night and taking photos and I enjoyed climbing the tower for the view but the rest of it I could happily have... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

A bit dissapointing and a little boring. Lots of patching up which maybe could have been better. Possible to rent a bicycle at the entrance, which is to be recommended.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Need a private car to go there. Cost of Entry is 10,000 Chats per person. Locals are free. Car entry charge is nominal 1,000 chats or so. The place is excellent price of architecture. The watch tower , palace are worth visiting once. Most area are under Military. But the area left for visit is also large. Wooden house and... More 

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

During the British colonial era the Royal Palace in Mandalay was converted into Fort Dufferin by the British troops. During World War II it was destroyed. The reconstruction is a bit disappointing but still interesting. For many years access to tourists was forbidden, because it was and still is an army base. Today it is possible to visit parts of... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The Palace is scattered in a very big area of the city. It is having water in all its surrounding boundaries. But the main attraction of the palace is the architecture ot the Audience hall. It is very tall in size and fully painted golden. Looks very beautiful. Apart from this audience hall, I have not found anything very interested... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

I would be amazed if anyone visits Mandalay and is not impressed by the massive moat and walls of what was once a fortress protecting the palace - and then Fort Dufferin under the British. Huge walls - watchtowers and an immense moat - spectactlar ! Super photo opportunities. There are some huge billboards proclaiming how the "Tatmandaw" (or similar... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

This palace is not original.But it was rebuilt as original instead of real gold.But many people can study about myanmar architure.The visitot must show Entrance fees Card.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

A lot of the grounds within the square mile of the former inner city is occupied by the army but you can enter the palace area itself. Unfortunately the palace took heavy damage during British bombing of the palace while it was occupied by the Japanese (WW2) and its been rebuilt with little concern for the detail of the original.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

Don't waste your time, nothing to see, most of it is fake anyway. So many other things in Mandalay are more worthwhile.

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