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Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Amarapura
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

Quite a nice trip, while your driver (in my case aung chun: aungchun1993@gmail.com)is waiting on the other side of the river. You are taken be horse cart to all the sites. One tip, when you see a restaurant with lots of tourist pay the cart driver. I didn't realise it was the end of the trip and the poor guy panicked and had to find me in the restaurant.

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"bumpy ride"
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"ancient capital"
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"river crossing"
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"tourists coming"
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"horse trip"
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"ave maria"
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"small river"
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"banana trees"
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

The Bagaya Kyaung (built 1834) is interesting both for its teak construction and for being a working monastery where you can still see novices under instruction. The Maha Aungmye Bonzan (1822) is interesting for its replication of the wooden style in brick and stucco. The whole visit offers the chance to see the local people going about their lives apparently unaffected by tourists in horse carts. Perhaps because the Nanmyin tower was not on our itinerary we were not under pressure for time and the driver did actually stop once on request for us to take pictures of the countryside. However the hawkers can be annoying, particularly when they pursue the carts on bicycle calling out for the visitors to buy their strings of stones.

Thank Robert K
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

Innwa is a nice place for a day trip. It is reached by travelling south west from Mandalay by taxi and then crossing the river on a little boat.

On arrival the only means of transport is horse and carriage, and there are loads of these. It is fixed price of KYP 6,000 ($6) for your group (max probably 4).

We were driven round to see a number of temples and passed through a lot of country lanes and saw a number of paddy fields. It is all very interesting but at every stop there are many kids selling all sorts of goods including jade, they are very very pushy.

We were not rushed in any way by our driver and we spend at least two hours including refreshment stop. We even had time for an artist at the entry to one of the temples to draw me a picture for maybe $2, wonderful.

The boat back works continuously so you just leave when you want.

Thank GAMA-a1234567
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

This was a disappointing experience for us. The horse cart drivers use a fixed price, they do not want to negotiate: 6,000 for a rushed 1-hour visit of the three main sites. We were not aware the guy had a time limit. He did not say anything before we left as he did not speak English. And the price was pretty high after all. We really liked the teak monastery and spent quite some time there. The cart driver literally started yelling at us and was really angry. Also be aware that you cannot climb the watchtower anymore. It is not really interesting as it is. So if you go for the 1-hour tour ask just to see the monastery and one of the temples (which are nice but do not blow you away).

Thank Why_not322
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Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

I adored this trip. It was a short boat ride which was very steady, then a ride in a horse-drawn carriage to four attractions. The ride on the carriage is rickety but that's part of the charm (I only felt sorry for the horse). You get to see farmlands and the people working in it, ride though beautiful tree-covered lanes, and see a beautiful monastery and other destroyed remnants of the palace like a bathing pool or watchtower.

It's not going to be a comfortable ride, and it'll be hot (I went in the wintertime but the sun was still sweltering). However, that's what I loved - riding in this rickety, horse-drawn carriage through trees and farmlands, I felt like I had been thrown back in time.

Thank Persou
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