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Full-Day Mingun and Ancient Capitals of Mandalay Tour
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Full-Day Mingun and Ancient Capitals of Mandalay Tour

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Visit the small town of Mingun, located on the Irrawaddy River, on this day tour from Mandalay that also takes you to three ancient capitals: Sagaing, Ava (aka Inwa), and Amarapura. As you explore ruins and historical structures, you'll hear about the history and culture of the region.
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Paul & Edith wrote a review Feb 2020
Tokyo, Japan10 contributions2 helpful votes
One of my favourite experiences in Myanmar was an unforgettable evening spent enjoying the colourful performances of cultural dance and music that tell the dramatic and funny traditional stories of Myanmar. The dances are performed in an atmospheric traditional style theatre. They are easy to understand, and aided by a very friendly host who briefly explains the dances in English prior to each performance. It was also an unexpected delight to see the 70 (?) year old dance master perform. The school provides an amazing opportunity by sponsoring children from rural areas to become professional dancers. It's wonderful to see young people learning traditional art forms. They have clearly trained hard and it's heart-warming to see genuine joy when they dance.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from tombonyc, Marketing at Mintha Theater
Responded Mar 2, 2020
We are so happy that you enjoyed our performance so much. We say this again and again, but visitor entertainment is our goal. We also want to educate and inform our audience about the beauty and unique nature of Classical Burmese arts. Please know that we also appreciate that you took the time to prepare this great review. Our Mintha Theater season ends in just under 2 weeks. We have a VERY busy March - September planned. Please follow us on Facebook for details.
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Nashvillecleanfreak wrote a review Feb 2020
Manila, Philippines75 contributions40 helpful votes
These students really have their art down...they seem to have been working for years, but at the most 2 years since that is the length of this program that is totally free (scholarships) for those who are accepted. 5 stars for them! But, the music was godawful loud. The sound would be more appropriate for a 1,500 seat theater rather than 12 people sitting less than 30 feet away from the speakers. And, there are several times when there was absolute screeching. Take ear plugs or hold your fingers in your ears...truly too loud. And, we're from Music City - Nashville, where concerts can get pretty loud.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from tombonyc, Marketing at Mintha Theater
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Thank you for your observations. Today we discussed music volume for school performances. We do agree that the volume should be pleasant for the audience, and we are upset that the music detracted from your enjoyment of the show. This will change starting this evening. Please reach out to us on our Facebook page so that we can thank you properly. We always want our visitors to enjoy their time with us. On a positive note, we are happy that you enjoyed the dance. The kids do work hard, and they enjoy the evening performances.
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Fernando wrote a review Jan 2020
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We enjoyed this outdoor show very much. A bunch of talented young students dancing and playings instruments gracefully while enjoying themselves too
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from tombonyc, Marketing at Mintha Theater
Responded Jan 25, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our program. Our students do enjoy themselves, and we are happy that it is obvious to the audience. INWA SCHOOL - HOST OF ASIAN YOUTH THEATER FESTIVAL - 19 - 22 NOVEMBER, 2020, CITY OF MANDALAY, UNION OF MYANMAR Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
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Baba wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
This was the best cultural exleriance in the 3 weeks we are traveling in Myanmar . On top of it the concept of the school , sponsoring kids from all over Myanmar to study th arts is nobel . Best way to see the old Burmese dance & music and to support the future of them . Kida age is from 13 to 19 . All come from outside of Mandalay , Lodges and Schooled by sponsorship of the school . I will come back in few years their outcoming . Beautifull people .
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from tombonyc, Marketing at Mintha Theater
Responded Jan 12, 2020
We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at the theater. You clearly understand the objectives of the program, which, which are ultimately to pass on the skill, lore and classical dances to future generations of young artists. Please follow us on Facebook and we’ll do our best to follow up on our students as they develop professionally.
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mm0306 wrote a review Jan 2020
Beijing, China4 contributions3 helpful votes
The performance was excellent. Not only my trip to Myanmar, but my life was enriched by the show. Rich ancient traditions live in each movement of the dancers and communicate themselves to the audience in tandem with enchanting music and song. Highly recommended for anyone in Mandalay, your life will be better for it.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from tombonyc, Marketing. at Mintha Theater
Responded Jan 6, 2020
Thank you for your terrific review. Many people in our audience consider their Inwa School performance to be a highlight of their time in Myanmar. To see it in writing like this is humbling. Many thanks. We will share this with our students for sure.
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