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Address: Amarapura, Myanmar

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Ancient imperial capital

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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Tanunda, Australia
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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It is fun way to travel as you ride a boat to cross a river to reach Inwa. It's also fun to ride one of those horse cart and move around the ruins. But the ruins in this area isn't really that impressive. They're nice, but to take such a long detour from Mandalay just to see them, might not... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

To get to this beautiful temple area you first take a boat across the water ($8 each return). This is followed by a ride in a horse and covered trap (like a mini gypsy caravan). The ride along the rough roads is a bumpy one but a great experience. The countryside with rustic houses, rice paddies and old temple ruins... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Went on a cities tour on cab. Have to pay a minimal fee for the ferry across the river to inwa. from there get a horse cart. think cost about 10usd for a cart or so. if you're not a fan of Myanmar curry, do eat before you head down for the boat.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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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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