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Address: Amarapura, Myanmar

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I Enjoy Any Trip With a Horse & Cart!

We visited Ava as part of a Titan tour of Bangkok and Burma as a group of 24 people. Ava is accessed via a short boat ride across the river. You are approached by sellers on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We visited Ava as part of a Titan tour of Bangkok and Burma as a group of 24 people. Ava is accessed via a short boat ride across the river. You are approached by sellers on either side of the river but really they are not a problem and good natured. After explaining to one seller the piece of jewellery... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This day was one of the most enjoyable of our three weeks in Myanmar. Inwa, which was for many years the former capital of Burma, is about 21 kms south of Mandalay and, after parking our motorbike down by the river, we took the ferry across to the Inwa side of the river. There was a small charge, from memory... More 

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BKK
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

It was really hot and riding the horse is tiring. The dust is everywhere. For me the only one thing worth to see is the Mahagandayon monastery.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Was the trip to Innwa one of the ancient capitals of Myanmar.We board the local ferry( having bought tinkets from the local girls ) to cross the Irrawaddy river .We then boarded horse drawn carts to travel around the sights .Many stupas ,Pagodas and the other ruins .We went to see the watchtower which leans . Then had lunch at... More 

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La Spezia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

First of all I would like to point out that Innwa is the site of one of the ancient capitals of Myanmar while Amarapura is another ancient capital , where the famous U-Bein teak bridge is. The distance between these 2 sites is about 8 miles . The visit of Innwa is something that is very special . You must... More 

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Eastbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The ruined structures of Inwa are of moderate interest. They are too spread out and it was too hot to attempt to walk between them and so there was no option but to take a horse-drawn carriage for 8000 Kyats ($US 8) for a tour of just over an hour. The carriage bumps over the mainly unmade tracks and I... More 

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Tanunda, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is a day trip from Mandalay which can be accessed by boat or car then boat. We took the boat option and it was a pleasant trip. Crossing over to the Ava side you will be met by children who will follow you to entice you to purchase scarves, books and more. We took the horse and carts which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

By visiting Inwa I recommend to have lunch at A Small river restaurant, situated on the left side when you get out of the boat. You don´t need hire horse cart, it is walk-able distance among the temples, just follow the road full of carts with other tourists (drivers will push on you because "it is too far, 2 hours"... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Welcome to Ava as the British called it or Innwa what the local people call it. It's apart of the Mandalay $10 admission foreign tourist ticket, and yes it is a bit touristy yet worth a visit. We took our excursion via a horse drawn carriage and could not imagine how a car or bus could use most of the... More 

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Antwerpen, België
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Now there are two ways of visiting Innwa One take the boat, once arrived you´ll have to climb on a horse-cart and you´ll see most of the touristy place like almost everyone going to Innwa. Two: rent a motorcycle and drive yourself to Innwa. Which makes it a great trip. Once in Innwa, you´ll be able to see all the... More 

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