Mandalay Palace, Mandalay

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See the last royal residency of the Burmese monarchy at Mandalay Palace, an imposing site tipped in vermilion and gold. Constructed according to astronomical calculations in the traditional style between 1857-59, each building in the complex stands one story tall, surrounded by high walls and a deep moat. The entire compound consists of many interesting attractions, such as the royal mausoleums, a clock tower, throne rooms, supreme court, and a royal mint. The museum exhibits some royal dresses, which you can put on and take pictures. Use our Mandalay travel itinerary planner to visit Mandalay Palace on your trip to Mandalay, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This Royal Palace stands out in the way it has been rebuilt and preserved. It is a lovely walk around the buildings and fascinating to see how the royal family lived. It is well worth climbing the wat...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    You should visit this huge Palace, since it is the element that does not go unnoticed in the structure of the city. represents a huge grid of more than 1 km square in the middle of the city. From the Hill is very well observed. You have to see what was the Royal Palace and its buildings and their interiors.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Heard lots abortive palace, we were definitely disappointed. 10,000 Kyats to get in. Needs lots attention to maintenance. Not much about telling history. Nice view from the look out post. Really nothi...  more »

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Where to stay in Mandalay

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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