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Thibaw Palace is located in Ganapatipule of Ratnagiri District of Maharashtra, at a distance of 23km from Ratnagiri Town. This place is known as Thiba point, is at a considerable height from Sea level from where the small Rajiwada port can be seen. This place is famous for tourist to observe the beauty of Sunset. Nearby, All India Radio Station Building and the Residence of District Collector is situated. The place is accessible by all types of conveyances. Thibaw palace was built by the British during 1910-1911, for the king and queen of Burma(Myanmar). The Thibaw Palace was occupied by the Burmese royal family until their death in 1916. Their tombs are still preserved here. They ruled Burma for 6 years. Burma was partitioned from India in 1935. British took over the Burma kingdom and arrested King Thibaw. To keep him far away from his kingdom i.e. Burma he was kept under house arrest at Ratnagiri. Though the king was under British rule, he was given legal rights and was treated with the state honors. King died at the age of 58 in Ratnagiri. His grand-grand daughter Tity was the last living heir of the king. She got married to a local resident Shankarrao Pawar. The palace is a beautifully constructed three storied structure with sloping roofs. Semi-circular wooden windows with beautiful curving are the main attraction of this structure. On the first-floor one dancing hall with marble tiles. One Buddha idol is located at the back side of the palace. This idol was brought to India by King Thibaw. Presently the palace is maintained by archaeological depth. Thibaw palace is best situated on a hillock and panoramic view from this point is most enchanting. This is a point worth – visiting for Ratnagiri tourist. Places to visit near Thiba Palace : Lokmanya Tilak Birthplace, Arevare Beach, Ganpatipule Temple