Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung), Mandalay

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Made entirely from teakwood with intricately carved facades, Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung) provides one of the finest examples of traditional 19th-century Burmese architecture. Marvel at the skills of local woodworkers as you inspect intricately carved teakwood doors, screens, and facades with ornate endings pointed towards the skies like countless wooden antennae. Once fully gilted and a part of the Mandalay Royal Palace in Amarapura, the monastery was entirely dismantled and brought to its present location in 1857, where it served as King Mingdon's royal quarters. The monastery’s elaborate four-tiered roof, with each section smaller than the one below it, is adorned with carved mythical creatures, animals, dancers, and depictions of various Buddhist legends. To visit Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung) on your trip to Mandalay, use our Mandalay trip planner .
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  • This is a great place in Mandalay.Beautifully decorated, great location .I love this place.I really enjoyed. This is a must go place of Mandalay. I give high commend .  more »
  • To think the whole Palace compound (16sq kms) was all buildings like this only 150 years ago, and then burnt down in war! Convenient to Mandalay if you can't get to Ava etc,  more »
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  • Wnenever I arrive there I was proud of it. It is busy with vusitors. It has good atmosphere. Itbis a priveless haritage of our country. It is stuck with real gold. We call it Golden monestery. Insight we can see all parts are painted by Gold leaves and glittered with it. Outter side we can see really beautiful arts.
  • The palace was constructed with teak and coated with gold. Interior architecture looks antique and very charming.
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