"Mandalay Palace and Fort." Palace Complex / Fort Tip by euzkadi

Palace Complex / Fort, Mandalay: 27 reviews and 77 photos


Was the first palace to be built in the city and was constructed in 1861 by king Mindom after he moved the city from Anarapura. The palace was built in teak wood decorated with gold ornamentations. The palace and the buildings of the complex were completely destroyed by bombs and fire in the WWII. The site were rebuilt and the visit gives you a glimpse of how magnificent it was. The palace itīs surrounded by huge fort walls (2 miles long) and a moat (230 ft.wide). Itīs said that the complex was built by by forced local labour in 1990, thats why so many visitors decided not to come as i readed in some blogs. I visited it because my guide assured that is not completely true , workers earned a salary and opened a new tourist attraction to the city. True or false itīs your own desition. An interesting experience

Directions: Northeast of "downtown" and Southwest of Mandalay Hill. Trust me, you cannot miss it (see above).

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 31, 2010
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