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Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery

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Address: Ava, Mandalay, Myanmar
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USD 60.00*
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Ava, Sagaing and Amarapura Day Trip from Mandalay Including Lunch
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USD 86.41*
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Full-Day Mingun and Ancient Capitals of Mandalay Tour
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USD 125.00*
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Private Tour: Sagaing and Inwa from Mandalay including Lunch

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A Temple with a difference

I really liked this temple it was completely different from what we had seen before, made of stone and painted a yellowish colour which is showing signs of wear due to the weather... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really liked this temple it was completely different from what we had seen before, made of stone and painted a yellowish colour which is showing signs of wear due to the weather eliments. You can go up to the first terrace and walk inside although there is nothing to see just the architecture

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many reviewers have left posts here for the Mahagandhayon Monastery in Amarapura. This monastery in Ava/Inwa could not be more different from that one. This monastery was one of our stops on our horse and buggy tour around Ava. This ochre-coloured brick and stucco monastery looks quite impressive and is great for photos. You need to leave your shoes at... More 

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Newtown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We crossed the river by the ferry and then took a horse and cart to the monastery. Compared with other religious sites we had visited this was reasonably quiet so provided good photo opportunities.

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty of people ride to this place by horse-drawn carriage, but this place is very close to pier, so we recommend to use your own legs:) Local people always talk to tourist, that place is so far and you need to take (pay for) carriage, but it is not true.

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Canggu, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a very nice temple, affording plenty of photo opportunities and, when quiet, has a very peaceful feel to it. Walk through the back to get great views across the river to Sagaing and the bridge.Walk through the monestary to see a beautiful old building in ruins, but with lovely carvings. Overall, the first temple / monastery that refreshed... More 

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Buderim, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

This was an interesting Brick monastery and had some great rooms with various budda statues. You could do lots of exploring here in the various rooms. Go outside as well and there is an interesting pagoda close by. There are toilets here and things to buy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This building has withstood time and earthquakes well. It's situated in Inwa and it's great fun to clamber all over the outside or explore the many corridors of the different levels within. Very well worth the effort and in design different to most other places in this part of the world

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Worth going out to visit this area, my favourite whilst in Mandalay. Cool ruins and temples all around.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Great photo opportunity and unique building. Enjoyed exploring and discovery the many passages and unique doorways.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

An impressive historic monastery, if only for its uniqueness. Has an impressive number of corridors (with low door lintels, so watch your head), which can be explored to gauge some of the character and grandeur that had once existed.

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