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All reviews horse and cart bumpy ride watch tower small river ancient capital horse trip river crossing day trip interesting village two hours major sites private driver old palace take your time teak wood mandalay city royal palace
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Innwa has become a big tourist trap. Yes there are some beautiful buildings, but there are more in Myanmar. The people there make it an unpleasant trip. First of all; I did not do the horse cart. It was a hot day, the horses stood...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ronaldwar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were constantly hassled by horse-drawn buggy drivers as we walked and there wasn’t much worth seeing. The teak Pagoda was nice to see but could have easily skipped Innwa.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ninjagirl2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting village to visit for 2 hours. We booked a private taxi via Mandalay Taxi Cab Service (available at TripAdvisor) as recommended by a friend who has used the service for a day tour including Innwa. We reached the lakeside for boat...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kai_Wah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am surprised to read so many good reviews about this place. Putting history aside for a moment, this place is not worth a single Kyat. It was part of our daily tour around Mandalay. Had we known more about it, we would've most likely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Matteo C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The old town of the Innwa should visit to 10places - Kyaunglain; Myint Moe Taung; Duddnan Aung; Dragon Pagoda; Wingaba; Bagaya; SinGying army; Lawkatharaphu; yadanasimi; Mhawsin, are the best place to take a photo.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank daprilhtetl
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Considering that this was the long-time imperial capital known as Ava, there is precious little left to see of it. There is the colonial-era fort which overlooks the Irrawaddy, with a few walls and a couple of show cannons, but that's it. Not much remains...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andy F
Reviewed 27 November 2018

We visited Innwa as part of a more general tour which allowed us to see several attractions around Mandalay. To visit Innwa we made a tour with a horse-cart of about 2-3 hours so to see the most important sites in Innwa. The area is...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

We come a bit late at noon then we just spend 3 hours there. It is the ancient city in Mandalay and has 4 temples and monasteries to explore. You should hire a cart to go, around 10.000 kyats.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tessa_Nguyen
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Fairly forgettable sights in Inwa and probably not worthwhile the 2-3hrs trip from central Mandalay. As other reviewers have pointed out you need to take a ferry across to Inwa (5mins 1500kyats return p/p) followed by horse and cart/carriage journey (10000kyats) around 4 major sights....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank stonebm
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

I can not say that it is a visit I like it. The temples do not contribute much in comparison of others that is seen in Burma. Personally on the horse car ride to suffer much looking as the horse they gave him with a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Richard R
30 December 2014|
Response from 107andyt |
Some people do cycle it, c.22km. Easy to get a taxi to drive you to the jetty (c.30min). The boat takes 2minutes to cross then you have 1-2 hours going around on a horse and cart (10000kyat for the horse and cart). There are... More