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“teak wood”(20 reviews)
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
| Ava, Mandalay, Myanmar
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All reviewsteak woodhorse and cartentire structurepaddy fieldsintricate carvingswooden templeyoung studentsburmese styleinteresting templethe main attractionno shoesworth a visitbare feetmonasteryclassroombatstourists
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our work is focused on the pictured monastery (kyaung) which is part of the historic teak palace of Mandalay which was relocated when King Mindon Min died in the late 19th century. It is truly worth visiting. The Bagaya Kyaung in Ava (Inwa) is also...More

Thank Rudy C
Reviewed 31 July 2018

One of the stoping stop for horse cart tour (10000 kyat/2ppl) for 2 hr. The place can be walked around but just watch out for nails and splinters on the floors as you have to go in bare feet.

Thank Nawarat R
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Worth visiting to see and smell the teak ( haha and creosote) we had a lovely trip by boat and horse and cart. This could have been kitsch and awful but it turned out to be a laid back non touristy experience. No pressure hardly...More

Thank Kerryls
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Be careful of slivers here! Much of the weather-worn carvings have been slathered with creosote to protect them. The stilts it is built on (massive teak posts) are worth checking out. Probably no teak trees left that grow to this size anymore. The smell of...More

Thank Gaiabeliever
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Very interesting. The entire structure is made of wood. Like all the other temples and pagodas, no shoes are allowed. I was a little concerned about splinters but it was fine. The cravings were beautiful.

Thank Stephy2007
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Great trip to get there via boat, then horse and trap. Lovely views of paddy fields around the monastery. Mind your feet for holes in the teak. Nice place.

Thank gavinsmith260025
Reviewed 29 April 2018

It seems history of the monastries in Mandalay are in teak and still it always amazes me how intricate they are.

Thank CorneliusM35
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Visiting Bargaya monastery requires some travelling and effort, as it's not in Mandalay, but south in a small village of Innwa. There's a 20 min drive, river boat crossing and horse cart ride to reach it. The monastery is quite beautiful, made of teak pillars,...More

Thank B1714D
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Visit not to miss ! Beautiful teck monastery build in 1834 by king Bagyidaw among palm trees and rice fields.

Thank Ariane N
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This large teak monastery is worth a look if in Inwa. It is not a highly decorated as some of the others in Myanmar but worth a visit.

Thank AP194R
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Response from Dejan P | Reviewed this property |
You can also just rent a scooter and get there without using boats and horse carrigies, which personally I found to be a rip-off and very uncomfortable. You have to find the way though but i gues if you get a map this should... More