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Amarapura, Myanmar
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Amarapura
Type: Neighborhoods
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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Seriously forget the money you have to pay for the horse cart around the area, I want my time back. The ruins, are seriously in a ruin, and the pagodas, well I've seen better in Mandalay. Yes I realize there is a rich history on this soil, but unless you have a fantastic guide that can seriously show you around... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Went here as part of ancient cities tour, got boat then horse and cart tour. A constant hassle from locals, usually 6 at a time shoving jewellery post cards etc in your face the whole journey including following on bikes. Don't take no for an answer. Couldn't really relax or enjoy any of sites as I was always surrounded by... More

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London, United Kingdom
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301 attraction reviews
1,316 helpful votes 1,316 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The ancient city of Innwa was the capital of the Burmese kingdom for nearly 400 years until power shifted to Amarapura in 1841. We arrived at the local jetty and we boarded on a small boat across the river to Innwa. There are still horse-carts used for public transportation within town to explore the dusty sandy paths scattered amongst this... More

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Mandalay, Myanmar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

It was the best way to cure the stress and strains of being on the fast pace modernization is to flow along with the monotonous rhythm of Myanmar way of life. I felt so settled, and calmed with the cruise over mighty Ayerwaddy River and change the pace of your inner mind while going into the villages where time stands... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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134 reviews 134 reviews
115 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Being the old capital of Burma, we were expecting a place of some scale and grandeur. As it turned out, Inwa was a small island with some smallish attractions, but that really is what makes the island so appealing. It seems self contained, with it’s own peculiar charms, essence and pace. It’s certainly rustic and rural, with plenty of real... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1,178 attraction reviews
540 helpful votes 540 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Prior to Mandalay - this little Island was the site of the Royal City of Inwa. Today very little remains of the fortified island. There is one gateway left. The Nanmyin Leaning Tower - which you cant climb but makes for great photos. Best place is the Bagaya Kyaung Teak Monastery. Beautiful carvings and quite something to see such a... More

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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Great pagodas and the most fabulous teak monastery just on the edge of the village. th horse and cart is more comfortable than others experienced on the trip and Ok a bit too touristy, and very very dusty so consider a light scarf around your face

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Milan, Italy
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Very nice pagodas to be seen. If you go with a good guide they will take you to some beautiful pagodas which are off the beaten tourist path and you will enjoy beautiful landscape and monuments all for yourself. You can visit the attractions with a horse cart or directly with your motorbike driver (if you want to do this... More

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Belmont, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
59 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Very touristy, but everyone does it. You take a short boat trip to the island and then make a connection with a horse buggy driver who takes you to the main sights on the island - Bagaya Monastery, Yatana Simi Pagaya, Nan Myint Tower and Mai Nu Monstery. You bump along with loads of other tourists doing the same trek.... More

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Shanghai, China
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51 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The Innwa by horse-cart experience was the biggest tourist trap we experienced during our visit to Burma/Myanmar - at least if you expect to experience something that is old and with a lot of history. The only exception was a wooden temple along the way which was also being actively used as a school, with monks teaching younger kids amidst... More

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