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“The leaning Tower of Inwa”

Nanmyin Watch Tower
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Ranked #4 of 4 things to do in Amarapura
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed March 25, 2014

A tourist trap along a dusty road with lots of persistent sellers, but so worth the stop and such a shame to see the decay of the stairways which look like they could be sympathetically renovated. Historically important to the Burmese people and devastated by nature rather than man.

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Reviewed January 30, 2014

You are not allowed to climb this watchtower any longer as it is leaning, somewhat dangerously, following the earthquake of 1838, in need od a bit of TLC.
The tower was used to inform the people of impending attacks.
The horse and cart driver will stop for the mandatory photo.

Thank Bricodust
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

We did this within a day tour of Inwa and Mingun. It was worth the drive while youre in inwa, its a cool photo stop. The entrance is blocked off to climb up and rightly so, the stair scaffolding looks very dodgy.
It's a cool photo op none the less!

Thank bec b
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

It is a photo stop on a visit to Amarapura and Innwa on a horse buggy. Our guide told us it was unsafe to climb up as it is increasingly leaning over. It is a brick and rendered structure built in the 14th century as a gate to the city. It was damaged by an earthquake in the 19th century and has been further damaged by subsidence. Climb up if you are brave but not for us.

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Reviewed May 8, 2012

Since I was doing the three cities tour (which typically includes Sagaing, Inwa, and Amarapura,) this was a prime spot for the horse and carriage that I took, to stop and take pictures.
The tower is leaning and honestly I was a little freaked out by the stairs on the way up. They are old although some of the stairs creaked, the whole structure seems rock solid.
The climb up is not too far but coming down I went down backwards so I didn't have to look down.
This place is also nice to just stop, sit at the top, and have a drink of water during the constant hot afternoon day.
Either way, if you're at Inwa visiting for the day, guarantee that your horse cart driver will probably bring you there. If not, just tell them you'd like to see the watch tower.
The view from the main floor is very relaxing as one will see mostly just a country farm like setting with green fields and white topped stupas peaking out from behind the trees. It's a nice place to stop and see though. (One CAN go all the way to the very top but I guess I just didn't have the guts to go any further).
* Once again like Mandalay Hill, there was a vendor selling drinks for those that are thirsty for a refreshing drink in the heat of the day.

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