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Address: Amarapura, Myanmar
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US$125.00*
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Private Tour: Sagaing and Inwa from Mandalay including Lunch
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we made it by motocycle (scooter) from Mandalay to Inwa, entering the village from the south, with some nice fields and sights approching it. there is hardly a village, just some... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
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Zurich, Switzerland

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Zurich, Switzerland
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603 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

we made it by motocycle (scooter) from Mandalay to Inwa, entering the village from the south, with some nice fields and sights approching it. there is hardly a village, just some few houses, cottages, thre riverside restaurants (we had lunch in the smaller Ave Maria and liked it), and the historic sites with some beautiful agricultural fields and nature around.... More 

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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Inwa by bicycle which is around 22km one way. The road along the river is flat and pretty good quality but with some dusty areas. In Inwa you can see ancient stupas and temples among the fields and banana trees. It was ancient capital of Myanmar so the temples are often big. On the by bicycle you have... More 

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manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Mud mud glorious mud...is what greets you on the other side of the river. So no option of walking across conveniently there are horse and cart waiting, 10000 kyat around $7 for a round trip. It can be uncomfortable but equally exciting. The driver we had was helpful by pointing out interesting views and stopping for you to take photos.... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 456 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

After a short boat ride (1200ks per person) you have to take a horse buggy ride. The road is extremely bumpy. They stop at a few old sites. Five minutes for each place is sufficient. Total time can be 1.5 to 2 hours. Whether there is 1, 2 or 4 of you, they charge per person. So no point sharing.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Going to Inwa by ferry can be a nice trip into a slower, less developed past. Or it is a show of mediocre sightseeing points you are to shuffled around by horse cart. Poverty and indifference everywhere, the people treat themselves not better than their horses, cows or children. Disappointing.

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Lyon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

You need to take a boat (10 mns) to cross the river, then take a horse carriage (do not think of walking!) to go to the Monastery. Bargain the price for the horse and when asked, take one hour to go to the monastery (two ways).

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Ignoring the charioteers and their skinny horses, I went on foot to the yellow-and-white stucco monastery (I have a hard time remembering names, sorry!), on the way I was invited by a grandmother and granddaughter to have tea in their garden: nice house and great portraits! Then on to another pagoda where I met a group of young monks and... More 

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

When we got to inwa our driver told us we had to cross the water by boat and then get in a horse cart, which we did without thinking. Only when we were well underway did we note that our driver kept hitting the horse with a whip rather hard and how thin and sad the horse was. We felt... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

For anyone who has ethical concerns about the treatment of horses (who pull carriages for tourists): I generally try to avoid anything involving a horse and carriage in south east Asia, as they are inevitably those tiny Icelandic/Norwegian horses, not big work horses, often being made to drag way too many tourists for an animal of that size. Arriving in... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Myanmar and Mandalay have been most amazing to us, that was until we stepped off the pleasant ferry ride at Inwa. From the pier we were met with a 200M gauntlet of horse manure and overly aggressive cart drivers who insisted that we couldn't walk the 10km out and back to the sites. (It's actually a 5km circuit that we... More 

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