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Nanmyin watch tower

Address: Amarapura, Myanmar
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Ranked #4 of 4 Attractions in Amarapura
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Tywyn, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Staines, United Kingdom
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243 attraction reviews
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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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South West France
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60 attraction reviews
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

We did this within a day tour of Inwa and Mingun. It was worth the drive while youre in inwa, its a cool photo stop. The entrance is blocked off to climb up and rightly so, the stair scaffolding looks very dodgy. It's a cool photo op none the less!

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Gold Coast
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

It is a photo stop on a visit to Amarapura and Innwa on a horse buggy. Our guide told us it was unsafe to climb up as it is increasingly leaning over. It is a brick and rendered structure built in the 14th century as a gate to the city. It was damaged by an earthquake in the 19th century... More 

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Samut Prakan, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Since I was doing the three cities tour (which typically includes Sagaing, Inwa, and Amarapura,) this was a prime spot for the horse and carriage that I took, to stop and take pictures. The tower is leaning and honestly I was a little freaked out by the stairs on the way up. They are old although some of the stairs... More 

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Dresden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

The tower lies between the rod to Innwa so we stopped by. It is very old but the stairs are safe enough to climb up to the top. It’s very beautiful when standing on the top of it and have a paranomic view to the area around which is mostly nature. And we visited on our way back in the... More 

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