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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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  • The Mandalay Palace and Barracks were used as a last defence by the Japanese during the second world war. Consequently the palace grounds were bombed extensively by the British to gain access. After t...  more »
  • Consuming such a large part of Mandalay map, as a royal palace and the relatively high entrance fee, created much expectations. Unfotunately, most of the area is restricted, and the small part that is...  more »
  • The thought of passing through the walls of the Palace held much anticipation but unfortunately did not deliver. If you are passing pop in but you will be disappointed. You will need to surrender your...  more »