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Kambazathadi Golden Palace, Bago

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Step back in time at Kambazathadi Golden Palace, a replica of a royal residence from the 16th century. In the 20th century, the palace underwent renovations, and builders discovered 16th-century teak pillars adorned with about 2,000 Buddha images. Visit the reconstructed great audience hall, where you can admire its gold-painted ceiling and a replica of the throne. Continue on to see the king's bed chambers and private rooms. Here you can get a glimpse of the wealthy royal lifestyle, while also admiring a copy of the king’s couch. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Bago holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Kambazathadi Golden Palace and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Where to stay in Bago

Most of the accommodations in Bago line the busy main road, especially the budget-friendly options, so try to get a room in the back of these establishments to avoid noise from the ever-present traffic. If cost is not an issue, you can stay farther away from the road, in one of the more upmarket hotels.
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  • The Kanbawzathadi Palace is definitely worth viewing. Although it is a reconstruction of the original Royal Palace, it is still a stunning property to view. The reproductions of the golden coach is go...  more »
  • Worth the 2.5 hour drive from Yangon to learn about the history of Myanmar and the first three great kings. Thankfully, we had been to the museum in Yangon the day before. I would recommend doing that...  more »
  • But doesn't detract, and quite interesting to observe. Not a lot inside Audience Hall: replica stately carriage, Lion throne room, paintings of Buddha's life  more »
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  • Built in 1556, the palace was much bigger than this originally but had burnt down and was reconstructed as a place for tourism. Like most iconic buildings in Myanmar, most of the interior are in gold. It's a shame that I did not get to see the real arrangement of how the palace was like though, as the palace now is more like a museum that what it had been like in the past. The throne room was the only thing that remains, if I am not mistaken, and it was the closest that I could get to being a king myself. Like the other pagodas in Bago, you must have paid the foreign tourist fee before entering this place.
  • Mildly interesting due to original teak pillars on site with some information panels. Why one has to take shoes off at a reproduced throne area is beyond me. It is neither a religious nor royal environment.
  • The palace has been rebuilt entirely. The only original objects that remain are the wooden pillars and the foundations built with bricks. It's a nice place to spend some time with a big park surrounding the area. Go there if you want to escape the hectic city.
  • Impressive building but it's not worth visit for high fees especially for the foreigners.
  • Or the Royal audience hall. This is rebuilt of the old palace which got fired. It's beautiful indeed. From here you can see the bumble bee throne hall, not too far away. And from Bumble bee throne you can see Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda too.