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Palace of Gold

A travel journal to Moundsville by neha21

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Quote: Located in Moundsville, WV, the Palace of Gold was created out of pure devotion to Lord Krishna of the Hindu religion. It's breathtaking and tucked away, which is perfect for solitude and reflection.

Palace of Gold

Overview

Sculptures Photo, Moundsville, West Virginia
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The Palace is breathtaking. After a long and bumpy road, you'll appreciate your journey (and won't be upset too much longer about the workout on your vehicle). The palace contains a kitchen, study, bedroom, bathroom, main temple hall, gardens, restaurant, gift shop, lounge and offices. Nearby are a lodge, temple and man-made lakes with swans.Quick Tips: Call first. They are pretty much open daily, but it's always nice to request their brochure and ask any particular/specific questions you might have. Check their Web site: http://www.palaceofgold.com BUS TOURS (20 or more people) Guided tours of the Palace of Gold are year round. .00 donation per person. Length of guided tour is a...Read More
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You''re in a bucolic setting. It''s similar to ashrams in India. Enjoy the peace and serenity. ... Guest Lodge All rooms are furnished with beds, pillows, towels, soap and AC. Bathrooms are semi-private. Rooms charges are: $15 per adult and $10 per child in rooms with 6 beds and below $12 per adult and $8 per child in rooms with 8 beds Breakfast is arranged at the temple and snack bar. Lunch and dinner are served at the snack bar and Palace Restaurant. Cottages Large cottage: Three private bedrooms/ fold out couch: $125.00 per night. Limited to six people. Small cottage: one or two private/loft/fold-out couch: $100.00 per n...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on November 17, 2000

Palace of Gold Guest Lodge - Cottages
McCreary Ridge
Moundsville, West Virginia 26041
(304) 843-1812

Palace of Gold Tours Photo, Moundsville, West Virginia
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Tour Times:
Jan.-April: 10am to 5pm
May: 10am to 6pm
June-Aug.: 10am to 8pm
Sept.: 10am to 6pm
Oct- Dec.: 10 am to 5pm

BUS TOURS (20 or more people)
Guided tours of the Palace of Gold are year round.
$6.00 donation per person.
Length of guided tour is approximately 35 min.
Tour of award winning rose garden is approximately 20 min (non-guided).

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 17, 2000

Palace of Gold Tours
Palace of Gold, Road 1 NBU# 24
Moundsville, West Virginia

Palace of Gold

Story/Tip

Inside the Palace Photo, Moundsville, West Virginia
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MOUNDSVILLE, West Virginia - No matter where I'm driving from, at a certain point, those last 20 minutes to my destination seem to take forever. Once I arrive, however, I often find that it's well worth it. For example, the Palace of Gold, located in Moundsville, West Virginia, is fanciful at first glance, and very possibly unlike any shrine you'll ever see. It is ornate and lavish from afar and upon close inspection as well. The magnificence of the palace is due to two reasons. It was created out of pure devotion to Lord Krishna of the Hindu religion. Also, the shrine was built without building 'experts' or architects. Instead, a group of devotees studied and read books to build their 'palace o...Read More

The Construction

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Story/Tip

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The Palace of Gold was truly a labor of love. So many people from so many walks of life just worked at making it what it is today. They believed in the teachings and the principles of Srila Prabhupada and they are aptly named devotees. When I visited, I tried to reflect on my life and focused on the peace, beauty, and elegance of the Palace. That's the great thing about this place--just go and have some quality time. You don't need to be religious, although you can partake in the prayers, and you don't need to worry about anything but your own feelings and spirituality. The chandeliers were designed and hand crafted by Isani Devi Dasi (Ellen Schramm), who also made the jewelry and some...Read More

About the Writer

neha21

neha21
durham, India

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