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. Add Mandalay Palace to your Mandalay travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Mandalay trip planner .
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  • From the rescued teak palace to the temple of the largest book in the world, this is a most intriguing visit. The palace was bombed out during WWII but restoration work means we can see what it was li...  more »
  • The history is screaming - the English during their occupation of Mandalay - the Kings and Queens before them - the army presence after them. Bit of a ghost town. Best thing is the tower which you can...  more »
  • Obviously it's a reconstruction, and probably could do better ... However recreate a situation and a place in which to identify, it is well loved by the locals.
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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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