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Address: Amarapura, Myanmar
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US$125.00*
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Private Tour: Sagaing and Inwa from Mandalay including Lunch
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Very nice to see but terrible for the horses

When we got to inwa our driver told us we had to cross the water by boat and then get in a horse cart, which we did without thinking. Only when we were well underway did we note... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 September 2016
Sabine R
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manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mud mud glorious mud...is what greets you on the other side of the river. So no option of walking across conveniently there are horse and cart waiting, 10000 kyat around $7 for a round trip. It can be uncomfortable but equally exciting. The driver we had was helpful by pointing out interesting views and stopping for you to take photos.... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a short boat ride (1200ks per person) you have to take a horse buggy ride. The road is extremely bumpy. They stop at a few old sites. Five minutes for each place is sufficient. Total time can be 1.5 to 2 hours. Whether there is 1, 2 or 4 of you, they charge per person. So no point sharing.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Going to Inwa by ferry can be a nice trip into a slower, less developed past. Or it is a show of mediocre sightseeing points you are to shuffled around by horse cart. Poverty and indifference everywhere, the people treat themselves not better than their horses, cows or children. Disappointing.

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Lyon, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

You need to take a boat (10 mns) to cross the river, then take a horse carriage (do not think of walking!) to go to the Monastery. Bargain the price for the horse and when asked, take one hour to go to the monastery (two ways).

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Ignoring the charioteers and their skinny horses, I went on foot to the yellow-and-white stucco monastery (I have a hard time remembering names, sorry!), on the way I was invited by a grandmother and granddaughter to have tea in their garden: nice house and great portraits! Then on to another pagoda where I met a group of young monks and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

When we got to inwa our driver told us we had to cross the water by boat and then get in a horse cart, which we did without thinking. Only when we were well underway did we note that our driver kept hitting the horse with a whip rather hard and how thin and sad the horse was. We felt... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

For anyone who has ethical concerns about the treatment of horses (who pull carriages for tourists): I generally try to avoid anything involving a horse and carriage in south east Asia, as they are inevitably those tiny Icelandic/Norwegian horses, not big work horses, often being made to drag way too many tourists for an animal of that size. Arriving in... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Myanmar and Mandalay have been most amazing to us, that was until we stepped off the pleasant ferry ride at Inwa. From the pier we were met with a 200M gauntlet of horse manure and overly aggressive cart drivers who insisted that we couldn't walk the 10km out and back to the sites. (It's actually a 5km circuit that we... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

As said before the ride price is fixed, the ferry trip I thought would be longer, it was barely a few minutes across the river. The cart was bumpy so hang on. Insight into the local farming as well as the ruins and monastery. The place we stopped for lunch before the ferry point was good for food and drink.... More 

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We paid 10000Ks (chat) for a horse and cart to take us around Inwa site. It was actually more comfortable than I thought it would be despite the condition of the roads. My wife has a bad back that is easily aggravated and she was fine. No individual sites stand out particularly but the pleasure is in spending a couple... More 

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