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Address: Amarapura, Myanmar
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Private Tour: Sagaing and Inwa from Mandalay including Lunch
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Ava aka Inwe

Ava, sometimes referred to by foreigners as Inwa, was capital of Myanmar on five separate occasions between the 14th and 19th century. It’s reached by a very short boat ride in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You have to get a short ferry boat across the river and then everyone rides around this site in one of the traditional horse and carts. That's quite good fun in itself. There are plenty of sites to see and it will probably take the best part of half a day to get round the main items if interest. Definitely... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ava, sometimes referred to by foreigners as Inwa, was capital of Myanmar on five separate occasions between the 14th and 19th century. It’s reached by a very short boat ride in amongst tourists who seemed to get on and sit in the first available seats oblivious to the dozen or so people who then had to clamber past them on... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we made it by motocycle (scooter) from Mandalay to Inwa, entering the village from the south, with some nice fields and sights approching it. there is hardly a village, just some few houses, cottages, thre riverside restaurants (we had lunch in the smaller Ave Maria and liked it), and the historic sites with some beautiful agricultural fields and nature around.... More 

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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Inwa by bicycle which is around 22km one way. The road along the river is flat and pretty good quality but with some dusty areas. In Inwa you can see ancient stupas and temples among the fields and banana trees. It was ancient capital of Myanmar so the temples are often big. On the by bicycle you have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 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 21 November 2016

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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