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The outside is better than whats inside

The moat and walls are impressive and dominate Mandalay truly beautiful. But the inside is very... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Mandalay, Myanmar
Dominating central Mandalay

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

Reviewed 27 April 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

almost the place are rebuild. nothing much to discovery. one real part of place is displaying in Yangon central lake.

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Reviewed 29 July 2018

The moat and walls are impressive and dominate Mandalay truly beautiful. But the inside is very average so if you are short of time don't bother, some reconstructed buildings poorly maintained and a small museum ,it's a long walk in for not very much

Thank CraigTatts
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

1  Thank B1714D
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

Thank DublinEdM
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

2  Thank Satyendra G
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.

Thank swirving_irving
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

1  Thank travelbunny
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.

Thank Nobbynonads
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

Thank kingshukp2016
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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