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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  • It is a temple in carved wood, the finishing level and the architecture is striking! Nothing inevitable no more, but if you're in the area worth a visit we see not at all street corners. The visit is quickly made, but it will leave you with pretty pictures.
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  • i was wondering where to go next after the trip to the palace when my eyes suddenly fell on the letters golden palace . so i decided to visit it. It was gourges sight when i saw it i could not forget ...  more »
  • Teak wood monastery. As is usually the case survived in its original form because when he was used to the role of the Royal Suite, the King died in it. The son of the late King believed that the spirit of the father it haunts, he ordered so the building demolished and put outside the walls of the "forbidden city". And so the spirit King saved before Japanese bombs your apartment. Later turned into a monastery today extremely valuable tourist attraction.
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  • A very speaial style Monastery you can't miss before you visit Mandalay Hill.
  • I traveled this attraction today. It's really amazing and historical to see the sculpture and the architecture of ancient Burma.
  • So inspiring to see fine arts in the walls. It would be so difficult to do those kinds of carvings and building even at this age of advanced technology. There this only a problem for some foreigners who don’t want to take off shoes and socks.
  • Absolutely stunning. The fact that this is entirely made of teak makes it very interesting, women are not allowed in the middle section! Worth a visit
  • Mandalay: best travel experiences ever, this city is so beautiful
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