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Amarapura, Myanmar
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Amarapura
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Not really very special, but still worth seeing are the several sights at Inwa. Inwa is reached by short boat ride. Horse carts (8000 kyiats for 2-3 hours) can bring you to the sights. Don't try walking: distances are bigger than you think. We had the bad luck that on the way back a piece of rubber broke of from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We had a taxi take us to the main sites outside of Mandalay and this was our stop in the afternoon. We took the ferry across the river to Inwa where we hired one of the horse drawn carts for 8,000 kyats. The carts are all organized right after the ferry crossing and have a set price. We stopped at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I really did not enjoy the experience. The boat arrived in Inwa and it felt like we were hurded to the waiting horse and carts. WE noticed that the horse that was pulling the cart was really thin - it's hip bones were really protruding, and it was sweating profusely. We complained to the driver but we found it difficult... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Innwa (also called Ava) is a rich reminder of the bygone Myanmar culture... You have to cross a tributary of the Irrawaddy River at its width by a ferry boat that costs a measly 800 kyat or $ 0.80. Once you do that it is advisable to take a horse and buggy to see the 4 major sites. I did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised at our visit here. The temples are set in the middle if beautiful fields surrounded by palms. You take a short boat ride over to Innwa and then you'll get asked if you want a horse and cart. The temples are a distance from each other so it's a lovely relaxing way to get around. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Getting to Inwa you experience the Irrawaddy by boat, local villages, horse and buggies... it needs time and we had a wonderful guide who met us at the airport and took us around, organised the transport, took us for lunch on the banks of the river and was very knowledgeable. His name is Mr Soe Soe and I would highly... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

As most people do, we stopped at Innwa as part of a day trip to the sites around Mandalay. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Taking the ferry and then the horse carts was a great way to experience the area. We enjoyed seeing all of the old pagodas, Bagaya Kyaung, Nanmyin, and Maha Aungmye Bonzan. It was also interesting to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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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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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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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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