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Inwa

Inwa

4.3/5172 Reviews
"Historical Site"
"Temple"
Ranked #3 in Mandalay Fun Boat Tours
Open 24 hours (Local time)
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"If Mandalay is a modern city (in fact, Mandalay, where construction sites and scaffolding are everywhere, is indeed in a thriving development), the charm of the historical sites around the city far exceeds Mandalay itself. Among them is the ancient city of Invar, which is full of rustic charm. The ancient city of Inwa in history has become the capital of Myanmar four times (and the Upper Burma area is often referred to as the "Invar Kingdom"). From this simple figure, we can see the complex emotional attitudes of the rulers of the past dynasties. , Love and hate, hard to leave. Rich history aside, here is still an isolated village sparsely dotted with ruins, temples and pagodas. Compared with the prosperity of Mandalay, it looks so quiet, primitive and mysterious. To reach the ancient city of Invar, a ferry is essential. Although only a few minutes' voyage, this mode of transportation puts Invar on a veil of mystery. The man at the helm of our ferry is a little brother with a neat row of teeth, but the betel nut has painted them yellow and black. However, this does not hinder the infectiousness of his smile-clean, direct, and sincere. When traveling in the ancient city, horse-drawn carriages are the first choice for most tourists. Of course, people with more energy and energy will choose bicycles because they can visit more secluded villages and discover surprises and beauty beyond the regular routes of horse-drawn carriages. The main attractions of Inwa include Baogaya Temple, Nammin, Maha Angmei Temple, etc. However, there will be many ancient temples and old city walls hidden among street trees along the way, although they have been abandoned for many years Although it is ruined, it is more interesting and charming. Rice fields can be seen everywhere in the ancient city of Invar, lush and vibrant, just like this country, although it was once devastated, there is still a future for Nirvana."
Maha Aungmye Bonzan

Maha Aungmye Bonzan

4.3/557 Reviews
"Historical Site"
"Temple"
Ranked #6 in Mandalay Local History
Open from 7:00am-7:30pm (Local time)
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"The last attraction to visit in the ancient city of Inwa is Maha Angmei Temple, which is said to be donated by a queen in the 19th century. Horse-drawn carriages drove us through the fields and villages and houses. Most of the people who came and went along the way were horse-drawn carriages carrying tourists. Occasionally, we saw locals riding on dilapidated bicycles. Sometimes you can see cars passing by. When I came to Maha Angmei Temple, I saw that this larger masonry pagoda temple looked newer than the previous ones. As a representative work of the Gongbang dynasty in the 19th century, Maha Angmei Temple was originally a wooden structure. It was destroyed by an earthquake in 1838. It was restored and rebuilt in 1872. It was built entirely of stone, so it looks a bit like an ancient castle. Nowadays, exquisite carvings are stacked on the old dark yellow wall, which confirms the vicissitudes of the years and the erosion of wind and rain. Because of the time, we did not take off our shoes and socks to enter the interior tour, but just went around the periphery to watch the style and characteristics of the entire building. In the courtyard of this temple, outside the apparently worn-out Maha Angmei Temple, there are several brand-new pagodas built around. Although the newly-built white pagoda is particularly dazzling in the sun, the architectural sculptures are also beautiful. Beautiful, but in front of the quaint and dilapidated temple buildings, there is always no confidence. This is probably the charm and temperament of the building given by the vicissitudes of history."