The Last King of Burma in Mandalay
The Royal Palace, Mandalay
The year was 1885 and the last Burmese king, King Thibaw, was standing strong. After the
British invasion, the palace was used by the colonialists as a base for troops in Mandalay and
many of the royal treasures were looted and sent back to London (many are still on display at
the Victoria and Albert Museum). But it would eventually fall out of British hands again.
Mandalay: City where Myanmar's last dynasty lies
Mandalay Royal Palace
The last royal palace of the Burmese monarchy constructed in the mid 1800s. The buildings are located in a perfect square surrounding by four 2km walls and a moat. There are plenty of buildings to visit and a watch tower to climb for a better view. The original palace was destroyed and looted and had to be re-built in 1989.