Mandalay Palace : Our Historical Place

Mandalay Palace : Our Historical Place

Mandalay Palace

Mandalay Palace, also called Mya Nan San Kyaw Shwe Nan Daw, is situated in Mandalay- the central region of Myanmar. It was one of the tourist attractions in Mandalay and situated between 12th street and 26th street. As it is downtown, you can get to this place easily either by motorcycle or tuktuk that only costs around $4-6.


To date back, father of King Thibaw, King Mindon had embarked on the new Royal city to Mandalay and founded this palace. There was a reason why he chose Mandalay was that the Buddha had put his sacred feet on the Mandalay Hill which was only a few miles far from this palace. It was constructed between 1857 and 1859 and governed by two last kings called King Mindon and Thibaw. Until 1885, it has been a Royal Palace but Royal families was expelled by British colonialists after that. Due to the Bomb effects, only some buildings has left but now the authorities has been repaired and

Architectural design

Visitors can witness the magnificent architectural design of that time and It can be divided into three main parts such as Citadel, Palace Grounds and on the palace platform. The mainly buildings in Citadel are-

  • The wall
  • Gates
  • Masonry Screens, and
  • The moat

Moreover, once you visit this empirical building, there are so many buildings that have been used for different purposes at this time. Here I am willing to recommend all of the visitors to witness the details about

  1. Clock Tower,
  2.  Relic Tower,
  3. Hluttaw,
  4. Royal Musoleums,
  5. Royal Mint and Watch Tower that were part of the Palace Grounds. In addition to this, when you are at the Palace platform, don’t forget to visit
  6. Great Audience Hall
  7. Lion Throne Room and the Glass Palace. Pretty sure that you will almost forget to go back to your destination due to the magnificent beauty of this Palace.

Best time to visit Mandalay Palace

Among three different seasons in Myanmar the best time to visit there is the winter season, from November to March, as the weather is extremely hot after March.

Fees and opening hours

Mandalay Palace starts opening from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm and the entrance fee is US $10.

Activities for visitors

Visitors can witness the fabulous architecture of ancient local people and how they built this palace, however, there are some places where you are not allowed to take photos. If you do not have so much time, there is a place where you can rent a bicycle and tour around the palace. It costs only 3000 MMK and around $2. It is a kind of killing two birds with one stone where you can learn the history and beauty of this place and fit for your health too.

Special advice for the visitors

Following the rules and regulations set by local people is very important once you visit this famous tourist attraction place in Mandalay such as please don’t throw the litter carelessly. Moreover, another piece of advice is that it is very crowded during the winter season which is the best time to visit and also many graduation ceremonies, so kindly book the hotel ahead before you come and visit Mandalay.


1,143 thoughts on “Mandalay Palace : Our Historical Place

  1. I had been to Mandalay and the Mount Manday but I did not get the chance to visit to the Mandalay Palace. I draw that the picture of Mya Nan San Kyaw Shwe Nanndaw in Grade 7.

  2. Gorgeous,fabulous place to visit.Precious ancient architecture of myanmar people’re impressive and grand.Beaufltiful article.

    1. Your destination due to never forget the magnificent beauty of this Amazing Palaces in Mandalay Division at Myanmar.

  3. Mandalay is full with many cultural heritages to visit around. This article about the Palace is so amazing and thanks a lot for sharing…

  4. I have been to Mandalay many times because I lived in Sagaing when I was young. Now that I have not been to Mandalay for a long time, I missing so much.

  5. Have never got a chance to get into the palace whenever i visit Mandalay. One of my undone bucket list.

  6. I missed my home town MDY.
    Near MDY hill, Ingyinn Temple. That place
    Ba Rathe U Khandi Mediation place and so many interesting.

  7. i have been to Mandalay only once. Being a capital of last Myanmar kingdom with so many historical trademarks, it is very nice to visit at least once in a life-time.

  8. Your destination due to never forget the magnificent beauty of this Palaces in Mandalay Division at Myanmar.

  9. နန်းတော်ကတော့ ပြည်သူပိုင်။ဒါပေမည့် မအေဠိုးတွေ မတရားသိမ်းထားတယ်။ပြန်သိမ်းယူကြမယ်

  10. Palace’s Night scene is unforgotten for me…beautiful great wall and moat…I like to see Mandalay hill from the bridge over the moat….

  11. ယခု အချိန်မှာ နန်းတွင်းမှာ ခွေးရူးတွေ ရှိနေပါတယ်

  12. I miss Mandalay nights,လွမ်းမိတယ် ဟိုးတုန်းက မန်းတလေးညတွေ

  13. It is one of our favorite historical sites, but we have not been able to visit it as the military has been occupying it for many years.

  14. U know what ? I have ever been to Mandalay once but not Mandalay palace .. It is kinda sad but I will go next time to see fabulous architecture of ancient local people

  15. It’s one of my favourite places in Mandalay.
    If you get to Mandalay, you shouldn’t miss to get there.

  16. မေအလိုး Facebook က မန့်ပိတ်ထားတယ်.ငါ့ဘာငါ သောင်းလှုိင်သား မအေလိုး မင်းအောင်လှိုင်လို့ ဆဲတာ မန့်ပိတ်လိုက်တယ်

  17. Mandalay is one of the signature of Myanmar.
    There have a lot of culture and traditional snack ❤️ We also hope to visit around our country with safety,freely and happily ❤️

  18. ကျုံးဘေးကိုနောက်တစ်ခေါက် သွားချင်တယ်။

  19. Awwnnn.. I’ve been there over a year ago with a bunch of my closest friends and lots of memories created there. I kinda miss that time rn ‘)

  20. အစ်ကို့ရဲ့စာလေးတွေက ကျနော်တို့ ဆယါတန်းသမားတွေ Eng essayရေးတဲ့ချိန်မှာ အရမ်းအသုံးဝင်တယ်

  21. Mandalay, ancient capital city, well known for her traditional cultures and royal palace. One of the place I’ld like to visit. Thanks for yours.

    1. Waiting Innwa Ancient City.
      Mandaly is my beautiful home town.
      I love my home town. Foods, beautiful places.
      If you live in Mandalay, early morning, donation of monks (Arr Yone Sonn Ahluu), never forget this images.

  22. Mandalay is so impressive. I love reading it so much. I will find out more about Mandalay. I’d rather like to read about Yangon and Shwedagon Pagoda too. Thanks for the aticle.

  23. အမြစ်ပါ မကျန်ဖြတ်ပြီး အလည်တခေါက်ပြန်သွားရမဲ့ နေရာ miss a lot

  24. It is a shame that military took over the whole place as their base. We could do more tourist attractions
    if the base wasn’t there.

  25. Mandalay is very beautiful city and like also Mya Nan San Kyaw Shwe Nan Taw or Mandalay Palace.
    It is really historical place.

  26. Mandalay where I ever wanting to long visit.
    Love the structure of city , enjoy it’s atmosphere that different with Yangon

  27. Thank you for your information. It is very beautiful and interesting.The great history of Myanmar. I want to visit there.

  28. I have been there once and not attract to come back because of lack of maintenance in this places in 2007. I dont know about current situation.

  29. I’m waiting for new articles admin. Thanks for articles you have uploaded, they are interesting and give some knowledge.

  30. I miss Mandalay so much.I miss my days back in Mandalay.I will definitely visit the great & glory palace again.