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Address: Amarapura, Myanmar
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A great place to wander

Despite what a very few have written this ancient capital of Burma is well worth your visit. There are hidden gems of slightly ruined pagodas and temples and a very good riverside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeff C
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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81 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Innwa, former capital of Konbaung dynasty (14th to 19th century, situated at the south of Mandalay where the rivers of Irrawaddy and Myit-nge. Most popular and top destinations in Innwa are Nanmadaw Me-Nu-Oak-Jao (Me-Nu monastery), Bar-Ga-Ya monastery (constructed with only teak), Nan-myin tower, ancient city wall and Yadana-Si-Mi Pagoda. One day trip can cover all these places. Admission fee is... More 

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London
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51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes its a tourist trap, yes its a bit tacky, yes there are people hawking tat but so what.... riding in the horse and cart was fun, the temple was really interesting and very old - go out of the back door cross the waste ground and climb up the nearest small pagoda - there's a flat roof with a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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114 reviews
84 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So much rich history to see and enjoy in a beautifully scenic area. It's convenient to visit these places in a day although to do them justice I recommend two days. Horse and cart is popular but is very slow and uncomfortable. The best sites are:- Bagaya Kyaung teak monastery, Nan Myin Tower, the' leaning tower' of Inwa, Maha Aungmya... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

took a boat to cross over ard k1000 for both ways...took less than 5min..upon arrival there r lots of horse cart for tourist.stated k10000 for 2 ppl per cart for 1.5 hrs.there are 4 attractions ...upon arrival at the first attraction.we were asked to pay for.a fee of k10 000 to visit e four places.we didnt want to pay so... More 

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Thank k1zz
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Innwa is situaed about 17 km southwest of Mandalay. The classical name of the Innws is Ratanapura meaning the city of Gems. It also said that A-Wa meaning entrance or mouth as it is st the mouth of Myitnge River. The city walls form an irregular shape. There are intesting places and monuments to visit in Innwa. They are Maha... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We cycled from Mandalay and are pleased we did not do it any other way. Loads of tourists in horse drawn carts which we were able to avoid and cycle off down the smaller tracks. The two main restaurants are very expensive - keep going and you will find a cheap local eatery.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our taxi driver left us in the boat to Inn wa. After crossing the river with the small boat, we ended up in a crowded place full of horse carts. All drivers were telling us that the monastery was very far (10km) and that it was impossible to walk there. Hence why I should pay 10000 khiat to go there.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite what a very few have written this ancient capital of Burma is well worth your visit. There are hidden gems of slightly ruined pagodas and temples and a very good riverside restaurant (Ava Maria) as well. By horse cart it can be a bumpy ride and so what if it may cost 10000 kyat. That is about $10 and... More 

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Mandalay, Myanmar
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29 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most tourists regularly visit Innwa by horse cart & they explore Inside Palace complex & around for just four different attractions ( Bagaya Wooden Monastery , Yadanarsemi Pagoda , Watch Tower & Maha Aung Myae Bon Zan Brick Monastery ( Me Nu Oak Kyaung ). Most missing one of beautiful monastery & it's Lay Htet Kyi Brick Monastery. It's far... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Being a Thai, I know a lot about Inwa as a royal capital of the Burmese empire for a long time. As a result, my high expectation was completely killed by a lack of sites within this ghost town. The horse-drawn carriage costs 10,000 per cart for one and a half hour (although the posters say "2" hours). You need... More 

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