The Royal Mandalay Palace is located in the heart of Mandalay city. Mandalay Palace was the first palace to be built in Mandalay, by King Mindon when he shifted his capital from Amarapura in 1861, to fulfill an old prophecy.
The site was chosen with the auspicious omen and astronomical calculations.
The magnificent palace was built of teak wood on raised brick plinth gilded with gold and vermilion.
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Article Title: Royal Mandalay Palace : Myanmar
Short Description: The Mandalay Palace located in Mandalay, Myanmar, is the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy. The palace was constructed, between 1857 and 1859 as part of King Mindon's founding of the new royal capital city of Mandalay. The plan of Mandalay Palace largely follows the traditional Burmese palace design, inside a walled fort surrounded by a moat. The palace itself is at the centre of the citadel and faces east. All buildings of the palace are of one storey in height. The number of spires above a building indicated the importance of the area below.
Author: Ruang-Ampon Buniad
Publisher - Orgnization: Asia Travel Gate
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