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. Plan trip to Bago with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Beautiful Burmese architecture and all the detail work on the palace structure is remarkable . However I am seeing the Palace is getting tired and need some energy to revive it. It would last longer a...  more »
  • This is worth visiting in order to develop an appreciation for and understanding of Burmese architecture. However, like the Mandalay palace, the restoration was done somewhat hastily and glosses over ...  more »
  • Passing through the city of Bago we stopped to visit the Palace of the King and the Queen. Since it was raining, it was the only valid reason for stopping because the buildings were completely rebuilt except some column that survived the fire that destroyed everything.
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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.

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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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