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Dominating central Mandalay

The Mandalay fort is a rectangular fortification in the sole downtown Mandalay. It was built in the... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2018
B1714D
,
Belgrade, Serbia
We missed out on getting inside the Fort because we didn't know the correct gate for entry!

The Fort complex today, with the Palace inside it, is of a square shape measuring roughly 1.8km X... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2018
DublinEdM
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Dublin
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

The Mandalay fort is a rectangular fortification in the sole downtown Mandalay. It was built in the 19c during the third Empire by king Mindon. The central building inside the fort was the Royal Palace (destroyed during WWII, now rebuilt). The fort and its inner...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The Fort complex today, with the Palace inside it, is of a square shape measuring roughly 1.8km X 1.8km, and is surrounded by a very high stone wall and a wide water moat. It is located roughly adjacent to 66th Street (North-South) and 26th Street...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This watch tower is standing precariously in the centre of Royal Palace and it had re-built in 1996 by the government while the other apartments also was did. We need to climb up along the stair-cases for minutes. We can see the towering view of...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Mandalay Fort is pride of place in Mandaly, Myanmar and the entire south east Asia. This fort was built by King Mindon, who transferred his capital in 1850s to this city. He built the fort, the beautiful palace and so many other buildings inside. All...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

A nice stroll around once you find the right entrance for tourists. Lot's of history if you like that sort of thing and quite calm once you're in.

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

We didn't do a quick bike through unfortunately. It was long and tedious on a 43 degree day and most of it is reconstructed and not particularly well reconstructed at that. I enjoyed coming back past here at night and taking photos and I enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

A bit dissapointing and a little boring. Lots of patching up which maybe could have been better. Possible to rent a bicycle at the entrance, which is to be recommended.

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Need a private car to go there. Cost of Entry is 10,000 Chats per person. Locals are free. Car entry charge is nominal 1,000 chats or so. The place is excellent price of architecture. The watch tower , palace are worth visiting once. Most area...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2016

During the British colonial era the Royal Palace in Mandalay was converted into Fort Dufferin by the British troops. During World War II it was destroyed. The reconstruction is a bit disappointing but still interesting. For many years access to tourists was forbidden, because it...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

The Palace is scattered in a very big area of the city. It is having water in all its surrounding boundaries. But the main attraction of the palace is the architecture ot the Audience hall. It is very tall in size and fully painted golden....More

Thank Krishna S
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