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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  • A very beautiful carved wooden castle. Very êô¹¤éòãñººãô¡òã six stunning Andaman Studios outside and inside when it konbok that is gilded with glittering probably went to this castle is visited by Surayud Chulanont value guys 10000 kyat (admission 3 Castle) must visit.
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  • Did not know of the individual up to go. Is made of teak wood, the temple-like building all walls, pillars in the sculpture is carved was thereunto, Japanese lacquer and gold leaf. Was unparalleled and kinkakuji Temple in Japan if you had this whole thing was peeling a little gold leaf. This is the place to visit when you come to Mandalay always.
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  • This age-old monastery is a very enchanting spot to see the finest wooden carvings. Made of teak, the artifacts seemed to me they express the happiness of celestial beings. The floral patterns carved ...  more »
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  • Absolutely a must for fans of wooden architecture. A beautiful temple with hundreds of wooden-carved reliefs and sculptures.
  • 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
  • I traveled this attraction today. It's really amazing and historical to see the sculpture and the architecture of ancient Burma.
  • Mandalay: best travel experiences ever, this city is so beautiful
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