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All reviews teak wood horse and cart entire structure paddy fields wooden temple intricate carvings beautiful architecture burmese style the main attraction no shoes worth a visit bare feet monastery bats tourists craving masterpiece
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Spent about an hour there and very much enjoyed the atmosphere and beautiful architecture. The place is crawling with bats, so mind your head! Theres also a ton of nails on the floor, so watch out to where you step. The big entryway inside was...More

Thank SteveR426
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Our work is focused on the pictured monastery (kyaung) which is part of the historic teak palace of Mandalay which was relocated when King Mindon Min died in the late 19th century. It is truly worth visiting. The Bagaya Kyaung in Ava (Inwa) is also...More

Thank Rudy C
Reviewed July 31, 2018

One of the stoping stop for horse cart tour (10000 kyat/2ppl) for 2 hr. The place can be walked around but just watch out for nails and splinters on the floors as you have to go in bare feet.

Thank Nawarat R
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Worth visiting to see and smell the teak ( haha and creosote) we had a lovely trip by boat and horse and cart. This could have been kitsch and awful but it turned out to be a laid back non touristy experience. No pressure hardly...More

Thank Kerryls
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Be careful of slivers here! Much of the weather-worn carvings have been slathered with creosote to protect them. The stilts it is built on (massive teak posts) are worth checking out. Probably no teak trees left that grow to this size anymore. The smell of...More

Thank Gaiabeliever
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting. The entire structure is made of wood. Like all the other temples and pagodas, no shoes are allowed. I was a little concerned about splinters but it was fine. The cravings were beautiful.

Thank Stephy2007
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Great trip to get there via boat, then horse and trap. Lovely views of paddy fields around the monastery. Mind your feet for holes in the teak. Nice place.

Thank gavinsmith260025
Reviewed April 28, 2018

It seems history of the monastries in Mandalay are in teak and still it always amazes me how intricate they are.

Thank CorneliusM35
Reviewed April 26, 2018

Visiting Bargaya monastery requires some travelling and effort, as it's not in Mandalay, but south in a small village of Innwa. There's a 20 min drive, river boat crossing and horse cart ride to reach it. The monastery is quite beautiful, made of teak pillars,...More

Thank B1714D
Reviewed April 6, 2018

Visit not to miss ! Beautiful teck monastery build in 1834 by king Bagyidaw among palm trees and rice fields.

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Response from Dejan P | Reviewed this property |
You can also just rent a scooter and get there without using boats and horse carrigies, which personally I found to be a rip-off and very uncomfortable. You have to find the way though but i gues if you get a map this should... More
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