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Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery

Ava, Mandalay, Myanmar
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Ava, Mandalay, Myanmar
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A large structure , built on brick stilts . Hot in places without shoes , small Buddha at the top , feels abandoned and unloved

Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of tourists go there by carriage. Don't encourage this, horses are not well treated, they stay tied to 1 meter of rope all day long when they are not used to drive tourists, without any water. We saw these poor horses waiting outside...More

Thank Anne B
Reviewed April 30, 2017

it is worth walking all the way around this vast building as it is remarkably beautiful. Nip in and out of the "cloister" corridors for long vistas down the dark corridors. We made this as the second monastery in the area - the other is...More

Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed April 14, 2017

Bonzan Monastery is a fine example of Burmese monastery architecture during the Konbaung dynasty (1752 to 1885). This monastery is built by bricks so it is also known as the Brick Monastery. Particularly noteworthy are its fancy structure decorated with intricate stuccoed sculptures. This is...More

Thank JaneJ2010
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Ava is no longer the centre of Myanmar like it used to be. Most of the surroundings had become fields for quite some time. This monastery is something of a reminder that the area used to be much more. As for the structure itself, on...More

Thank Kat T
Reviewed March 24, 2017

I really liked this temple it was completely different from what we had seen before, made of stone and painted a yellowish colour which is showing signs of wear due to the weather eliments. You can go up to the first terrace and walk inside...More

Thank ivyCharlotte4
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Many reviewers have left posts here for the Mahagandhayon Monastery in Amarapura. This monastery in Ava/Inwa could not be more different from that one. This monastery was one of our stops on our horse and buggy tour around Ava. This ochre-coloured brick and stucco monastery...More

Thank nojoNbeans
Reviewed March 22, 2017

We crossed the river by the ferry and then took a horse and cart to the monastery. Compared with other religious sites we had visited this was reasonably quiet so provided good photo opportunities.

Thank ioan_wilson
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Plenty of people ride to this place by horse-drawn carriage, but this place is very close to pier, so we recommend to use your own legs:) Local people always talk to tourist, that place is so far and you need to take (pay for) carriage,...More

Thank Sławek R
Reviewed February 11, 2017

This is a very nice temple, affording plenty of photo opportunities and, when quiet, has a very peaceful feel to it. Walk through the back to get great views across the river to Sagaing and the bridge.Walk through the monestary to see a beautiful old...More

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