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Address: Amarapura, Myanmar

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An oasis of quietness & a travel to the past

Innwa, also known as Ava was the old capital of Myanmar for more than 400 years. which is a record in the kingdom of Myanmar. It was destroyed by the Mon in the half of the 18th... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Innwa, also known as Ava was the old capital of Myanmar for more than 400 years. which is a record in the kingdom of Myanmar. It was destroyed by the Mon in the half of the 18th century.and Amarapura, close to it, became the new capital. Actually few remains of its richness is left, but you can spend a nice... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Ava, now called Inwa, was a profound royal court in the 1300s in Myanmar. It played a significant and dramatic role in several key turning points in Myanmar's history. Hit hard by the 1838 earthquake and bearing the toll of time, the former royal seat still retains a majesty and inspires awe. The grounds are (fairly) easily navigable by car... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It was a great experience of historical, mythological, social and cultural mix. Experience of riding boat, horsecart, tuktuk on one hand and experiencing the architectural beauties of pagodas makes it worth visiting the place. The ruins of those age old pagodas take us back to centuries in the time line. Traveling round the rural roads also gives us a idea... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I assume you know the history: a former capital city, said by many to be the most important of them all, built on this location for defensive purposes, finally abandoned due to earthquakes. The reason to visit is two fold: 1. It is an idyllic, memorable experience. You arrive on the far bank, requiring a short river crossing by boat.... More 

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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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Address: Address: Amarapura, Myanmar
Location: Asia  >  Myanmar  >  Mandalay Region  >  Amarapura

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