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Bargaya Monastery

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Address: Mandalay, Myanmar
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Traditional teak monastery in a delightful rural setting at Inwa

Bagaya Kyaung is an 1834 teak monastery supported by 267 posts. As in other old monastery buildings, the massive main hall is divided in two with a seated Buddha on one side, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bagaya Kyaung is an 1834 teak monastery supported by 267 posts. As in other old monastery buildings, the massive main hall is divided in two with a seated Buddha on one side, and the other empty except for some scripture cabinets. A multi-tiered tower at one end of the complex stands above an open-sided pavilion. Doors and other features have... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Inwa Island is a fascinating place with wonderful sights. We travelled around in a horse and cart to visit this amazing monastery. Intricate carvings, stunning location. One of the must see destinations if in Mandalay, so make sure you allow time for a trip out of the capital or you will miss one of the best sights in the area.... More 

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the outside this monastery is majestic. Wooden cravings are very intricate and beautiful. I can easily just sit here a few hours.

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Thank WanderlustBKK
Creston, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The horse cart ride to see the sights on Inwa Island is quite the experience. The island is rural and filled with loads of everyday people going about their business of making a living. The Bargaya Monastery is an impressive structure. Children inside learning from the monk continue as things did in the days the monastery served to educate royal... More 

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Thank Sheila L
Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

After a trip on a horse carriage, you will arrive at the Monastery which is in the middle of nowhere. The wood carving is really beautiful, pay attention to it. Do not miss entering all the rooms in the Monastery (some people do not) and walk around to visit, maybe you will cross a Monk praying.

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Thank YinYang01
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

One of my favorites in Mandalay -in Ava more precisely- great teak architecture and carvings in the middle of beautiful paddies, monks teaching Buddhism and Burmese writing to kids and quite a few interesting places to discover on the way from Mandalay.

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Thank Bernard B
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This wooden monastery is very interesing to see. Some of little monk come to study here either principle of buddhism or burmess. Very nice!!! But you must be carefully, the shoes of one european tourist was stolen. Be aware. Also you have to keep the ticket of Mandalay Acheology zone to show to the staff before entry.

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Thank Phanuwat K
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The are a lot of woodcarving around the building of wooden monastery. Mostly all the part of the monastery is made of wood and the woodcarvings are about the Story of Buddha.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

It is part of the local village tour of 4 set places they take you to. Very interesting. You have to pay 10,000 kyat to enter as part of your archeological pass for this and other Mandalay places. Well worth spending 15 minutes going around.

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Genuine burmese style monastery with good wood carving. Worth to visit and can imagine how monks used to lived in the old day, if you have been to modern monastery, you can compare and your visit will be more worthy.

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