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Ava, Mandalay, Myanmar
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All reviews horse cart brick built across the river worth a visit take photos stucco preservation structure earthquake ochre compound sites beauty stone buddha bagan
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Once I saw Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan monastery from its entrance gate about 100 feet away, it reminded me of the imposing temples on the Bagan plains. This very massive brickwork with an elegant architure that can rival the Damayangyi temple in Bagan has...More

Thank nyi h
Reviewed 27 April 2018

This sandstone monastery is in the southern (from Mandalay) village of Innwa, and you get there by a river crossing boat and a horse cart ride. It's in the same area as the Bargaya monastery. The facade is spectacular, yet little bit neglected so it...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Amazing! Cross the river before getting a horse drawn cart to take you around. Once off the main roads, the ride is extremely rough (dirt "road"). If you have secured a nice guide, they will take you to / stop and allow you to explore...More

Thank Jenelle N
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This very grand brick monastery is a must see if in Inwa it was in the palace complex and abandoned after a large earthquake. Inside is basically empty with just a statue of a Buddha but the building itself is magnificent.

Thank AP194R
Reviewed 3 April 2018

A very old monastery built by the Queen for the monks. We got here on horse cart and the facade is really beautiful to take photos of. We can see the river side from here, I forgot the name of the river unfortunately. Needs a...More

Thank chithrau
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Much like the old wooden monasteries, with their tiered roofs...except this one is of brick and stucco. Architecturally ornate it's a complex structure. It's weather-worn ochre paintwork adds to its mystical aura that's furthered by its passageways.One needs to spend time here to fully appreciate...More

Thank Pahari
Reviewed 31 January 2018

A rare brick built, stucco covered monastery, the only teak being the floors and walls. Impressive outside, a bit dingy and dilapidated inside.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

It’s ancient city of ava. I took the small ferry across the river. Then took a cart to Maha aung mye bonzan monastery. It’s a wonderful experience.

Thank anneguide
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Its facade is so impressive because of its intricate architecture. Many opportunities for pictures, besides its front face, don't miss its foundation that you can take unique photos.

Thank Endymion K
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Some different architecture and some open space. Interesting historical story and not overly renovated. You need a guide to explain to get the best out of the visit.

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