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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  • He was built in teak wood in 1878 as a Royal Palace, on the death of the King, his son command remove, move and reassemble in this place. All teak, with multiple taxable figures and wood carvings. They explained that there was not a single metal nail.
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  • The passage of time obviously leaves a patina on the teak where this building is built, which gives it a special charm, but in the long run will remain very little ... Hurry up to go see it!
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  • The monastery provides a golden moment in an otherwise glittering city. Teak to the bone. Not to be missed.  more »

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Look at the area to the southwest of the royal palace for the main choice of accommodations in Mandalay. Some cushier options sit on the main thoroughfares, offering rooms with balconies overlooking the core architectural and historic sights. A number of basic hotels lie close to the main train station, while budget-friendly guesthouses concentrate in the area around 25th Street. Farther to the west, some hotels have views of the river, while to the east lie lodgings with convenient proximity to major regional highways.
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