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Mandalay Grand Royal Palace, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) – part 2 of 2

By on March 25, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma

Lots of ‘long-views’ in the Mandalay Grand Royal Palace…

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

The palace is large….

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

With the throne room at the front… looking down the long drive.

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

With the waiting (audience) areas in the wings to the left and right of the throne room.

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

Climbing the Watch Tower is worth the effort (it is a bit rickety) as it gives great views of the palace complex.

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

This was all a bit odd….

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

They were filming something in the grounds of the palace….

And I took a photograph of the people filming….

And told that was not allowed. Why not?

So, here are the photos…

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

And it wasn’t just me photographing the people filming…

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

Why can’t you photograph a film shoot?

So, looking back at one of the throne rooms again there is a ‘long-view’

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

And this door is leads to the main throne at the front of the palace…

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

And back to the front of the palace….

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

On the way back down the drive there is a small shrine that is worth looking at…

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

And back outside the palace complex.…

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

Mandalay Grand Royal Palace

The palace was spectacular – however a lot of it is a rebuild after it was pretty much destroyed in the second world war. It is a sad that a lot of money was clearly spent on rebuilding and reconstructing the site and that is now being allowed to fall in to disrepair. OK, so it may not be original, but judging by the old plans and photos on display it is a faithful reconstruction that highlights how splendid it must have been when it was a royal residence.

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