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. Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung) is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Mandalay Edition.
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  • There are a lot of the old type of teak buildings throughout. Foreigners are only permitted to enter via the Eastern Gate. Cost is 10,000 kyats, US$ is not accepted. If you have the energy there is a ...  read more »
  • This Golden palace was built almost 1000 years ago, all inner pillars and ceilings are painted in gold, it is really rare scene among all Asian temples. Oct. is a good time for visiting, not too hot n...  read more »
  • Golden Palace monastery reawlių must to see. Construction of teak,incredible carvings,very fotogenic. 
  • A beautiful wodden building and a mixture of Burmese styles with some western ideas.
  • Go see it! My favorite site in Mandalay
  • Impressive wood carving.
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  • The Shwenandaw Kyaung Temple (Shwe Kyaung pyi in Burmese) meaning the Golden Palace Monastery was built mid-19th century and is the only major surviving old teak building from the former royal palace. It was moved from the royal palace at Amarapura to Mandalay to be used by the king for meditation, and was later donated to the monks for use as a monastery for learning
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