Key information: Ava (Inwa)
The ancient city of Ava (now known as Inwa) was the capital of Burma for several hundred years. On an island of paddy fields and palm trees, it is accessed from Mandalay by a ferry and is best seen by a combination of walking and a horse-and-cart ride. The great teak-built monastery of Bagaya Kyaung and the brick and stucco monastery built for the Royal Abbot U Bok are not to be missed, but it is the wandering through the fields, by faded but beautiful monuments, that is the joy here.
- Walkopedia rating85.2
- Natural interest14
- Human interest17
- Negative points5
- Total rating85.2
- Note: Negs: tourism
- Length: Variable
- Level of Difficulty: Straightforward
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COMMUNITY COMMENTS AND PHOTOS
Posted on: 02/02/2016
I have been 5x at Inwa, but only the 1. time I took a horsecart. Since we passed countless interesting pagodas without stopping, next time I chose to walk, one of my most pleasant walking tours . They sell a strawhat at the ferry for 1 dollar, but most roads are shaded by big trees anyway.
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