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impressing wood craving

The monastery was made from wood craving which was very impressed. However no details or brief... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Jariyasethi
,
Bangkok, Thailand
via mobile
Interesting

Watching over 1200 monks of all ages line up for lunch is a strange situation but that is the main... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
228Kevin
,
Cairns, Australia
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“teak wood” (15 reviews)
“horse cart” (8 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Mandalay, Myanmar
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The monastery was made from wood craving which was very impressed. However no details or brief description to read and understand more about the place. We went in as our first stop for the day.

Thank Jariyasethi
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Watching over 1200 monks of all ages line up for lunch is a strange situation but that is the main attraction here. None of them seem to take much notice of the photo flashing tourists.

Thank 228Kevin
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Entrance is included in the K10,000 ticket . It is a kit temple , made teak that gives a great impression of what Burmese style was pre the 19C, the temple is showing its age , very atmospheric , great to watch the bats in...More

Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 18 June 2017

This monastery with its intrinsic exquisite carvings is a must see. The entire pagoda is made of teak wood and is a quiet place for a quick visit. No crowds and no entry fee.

Thank sharmilatandon
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

This pagoda building made of wood that is already obsolete. Free entrance ticket to visit him. Quiet place, not too crowded like other pagoda

Thank WidhaKumalasari
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Rare survivor of Japanese bombing in WW2. Wooden temple. Ornate and beautiful. Free entry if you have paid to visit the place/fort - enter on same ticket.

Thank billturn
Reviewed 30 April 2017

In a country where most of the temples and pagodas and other religious sites of which there are thousands, a teak monastery in such good condition is wonderful and fascinating. It took a bit of getting to: bus to the river, a so-called ferry which...More

Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Nice stopover to see a different type of architecture. Definitely not the normal wood carving. But a little overrated.

Thank TheNotTakenName
Reviewed 23 April 2017

One of the places to visit if you are in Mandalay! Easy to reach, special because of the construction work.

Thank Gerard M
Reviewed 21 April 2017

it is an impressive monastery with wood beams so tall that is carved from one tree per beam. dark inside but we saw monks and novice inwhich the novice were studying under the tutorage of older monks.

Thank stellakwongriechmann
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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
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