The wall,moat,palace and royal art work,

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Mandalay, Myanmar

The wall,moat,palace and royal art work, Mandalay Reviews

davejo davejo
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The devious queen was exiled, but returned to die Feb 02, 2017
You will find statues of King Thibaw and Queen Supayalat in the central palace along with the king's couch. The Queen was the last queen of Burma and lived from 1859 to 1925 and was the daughter of King Mindon. The Brits corrupted her name and called her Soup Plate. Her husband was her half brother, King Thibaw who reigned from 1878 after Supayalat massacred as many as 100 members of the royal family after King Mindon's death. An interesting point was that Thibaw was supposed to marry Supayalat's sister but she pushed herself in at the wedding ceremony to be anointed queen at the same time. Her sister's marriage was never consummated and it is said that Supayalat forced monogamy on a Burmese king for the first time. (she must have been a devious character). In 1885 the couple were forced to abdicate after the 3rd Anglo Burmese War and carried off to the Irrawaddy river where a steamboat awaited them. During the trip one of the crown jewels disappeared, a large ruby called Nga Mauk that one of the officers insisted it be handed over to him for safe keeping. In 1911 when King George V visited India Thibaw saw his chance and asked that the ruby be returned. He got a reply that the officer had died 25 years ago but the ruby is believed to be the largest in the British Crown Jewels. Thibaw died in exile in India but Suyapalat was allowed to return to Burma in 1919, but only to Rangoon. She died in 1925, aged 66, but her body was not allowed to be buried in Mandalay, even though the colonial government declared her funeral a national holiday. Her body lies today at the foot oF Shwedagon Pagoda, next to Aung San Su Kyi's mother and U N Secretary, General U Thant.
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davejo davejo
270 reviews
Don't forget to visit the museum Feb 03, 2017
The small museum is opened from 9.30 am - 16.30 except on Mondays and certain holidays when it is closed. The first museum was opened in 1963 under the sponsor ship of the Military Government, but was relocated twice until it occupied its present site and changed its name to the Golden Palace Cultural Museum in 1992. It is now called Mya Nan San Kyaw Golden Palace Cultural Museum and comes under the control of the Department of Archaeology. Unfortunately photography is forbidden inside the museum but it was well worth visiting (at no extra charge). One can see clothes of the times, photos of the royal family, statues of famous people and royal regalia.

You will find the museum at the extreme west side of the complex near the rear entrance.
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kopwint kopwint
6 reviews
The last our Monarch monument .., Jan 08, 2010
Mandalay,

Mean healthy town by the hill of Mandalay.The hill once The lord Buddha stand and foretold in the future here around will become great town,and at that time one of the ogress offer cut her breast to Buddha,and Buddha said you will be a king who much interest in Buddha teaching be a king of religious affair.

!857,The king name is Mindon,who built Mandalay wall and palace,which is 3.3Km long each of side.Palace with mote and water around wall is amazing,
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kopwint kopwint
6 reviews
Gold leaves work shop, Oct 10, 2009
Gold is every where ,and every one love it.but here we make it for Buddha.

There descending from old generation to now generation,and there not many can do it,cause of technical art work.And the owner of here grand family come and work at the time of monarch.

if you are in Mandalay please go and observe,after that you go to Maha Muni Buddha Image.There you can going up close to Buddha image and guild your own gold leaves.
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