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Address: Amarapura, Myanmar

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The only remaining of the old royal palace

You can see it among the trees while you approach it by horse car. It's a compulsory stop during the touristic visit to the old capital of Myanmar, Innwa (or Ava). The most... read more

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

You can see it among the trees while you approach it by horse car. It's a compulsory stop during the touristic visit to the old capital of Myanmar, Innwa (or Ava). The most curious is that is a leaning tower, affected by the different earthquakes that happened during the last years wich have damaged it quite a lot. Although there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A quick stop to take some photos, and learn a little. I love the way the tower is leaning along with the small bits around the Base due to the famous earthquake. But keep your eye peeled for snakes.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This leaning tower is all that is left standing after an earthquake destroyed the buildings around it. The stairs were blocked so that passage to the top was impossible. The stairs appeared rather dangerous. Nice place for pics and for the historical perspective, but that's about it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The leaning watchtower in the old capital of Myanmar.one of the few remains intact .We were on a horse and cart tour of the island .Lovely shops selling art work

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Tanunda, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

If visiting Ava make sure you see the watchtower. This is all that remains of the palace. You can get their by horse and cart.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Ok there is not much to see here, but it is historically important to the people of Myanmar as it is all that remains of the palace and for that reason it is included on the horse and buggy tour. The so called 'leaning tower of Inwa' is just under thirty metres in height and its upper portion collapsed way... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Like everyone else, I kinda had the same impression. Great, it's a tower that looks like it can tumble over at any time. Obviously it's closed to the public, so you can walk around the base. There's nothing else around the base except for shop keepers trying to sell you trinkets. If you have time and money to burn, check... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The Nanmyin Leaning Tower is sadly the only remains of the palace and although you can’t enter as the stairs have decayed, it still stands proudly overlooking the countryside and makes for great photos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

A tourist trap along a dusty road with lots of persistent sellers, but so worth the stop and such a shame to see the decay of the stairways which look like they could be sympathetically renovated. Historically important to the Burmese people and devastated by nature rather than man.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

You are not allowed to climb this watchtower any longer as it is leaning, somewhat dangerously, following the earthquake of 1838, in need od a bit of TLC. The tower was used to inform the people of impending attacks. The horse and cart driver will stop for the mandatory photo.

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

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