Bagaya Monastery
Bagaya Monastery
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Cherry
Mandalay, Myanmar29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Bagaya Monastery was built by King Bagyidaw in 1834. It was donated to Vermae venerable monk by King Bagyidaw. They dig about 9 feet in the ground and put sand as first layer and stone slab as second layer and then erected the teak pillars. So, it can stand the earthquake. It is one of the finest architecture style in Ava.
Written 17 March 2020
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Benhur05
Brisbane, Australia262 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We visited here recently as part of our tour. Beautiful old building, built in 1782. Amazing to think they could build these type of structures out of teak so long ago.
Written 17 February 2020
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Harry H
Sydney, Australia286 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The building has a very interesting history and our guide from Orient travel Mandalay Full Day Tours really enhanced our understanding and knowledgr.
Written 10 February 2020
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,890 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Part of our Innwa trip. Not at all looked after. There were holes in the wooden floor with nails sticking up and modern decking screws in other parts where attempts to make walking safer have been made. With its corrugated sheeting roof it is hardly the nicest building. There are better examples of wooden pagodas in Mandalay such as Shweandaw.
Written 10 February 2020
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milliesmum2016
Christchurch, New Zealand1,772 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This would be among my favourite monasteries visited in Burma. It is really beautiful, made of teak and nicely maintained. I think that there is really only a caretaker monk living there these days. It certainly did seem peaceful compared to other monasteries. The teak is beautiful and the carving is exquisite. It was a little cool respite in the heat of the day. It's a pleasant trip down little rural lanes, lined by paddies and flowers and shady trees to get there.
Written 8 February 2020
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devina1991
Bengaluru, India643 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This place is in amarapura,which is far from the mandalay city,I hired a motor cycle taxi to get to this place since tuk tuk drivers demanded too much for the fare, the entry fee to this place is included in the entry zonal ticket if purchased at the mandalay palace.The place needs to be painted and kept well
Written 26 December 2019
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ankyfire
Shanghai, China694 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
Shwenandaw, Shweinbin, and Bagaya monasteries are a bit alike and even though all are worth seeing, they’re interesting and very different from most religious sites you see in Myanmar, you might confuse these three.
Definitely make time to see at least one of them - this one is convenient if you’re traveling between Mandalay and Sagaing hill.
The all share incredible teak sculptures very different from all the gold omnipresent in most of Burmese pagodas and religious sites.
The craftsmanship of the carvings is incredible, just think how much time it must have taken to make all that!
Written 22 December 2019
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Came here prior to visiting Kuthodaw Pagoda. You need about 45 minutes to see this place and admire all the hand carved teak wood fixtures.
Written 12 December 2019
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fjp4564
Sunshine Coast654 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Another spot not to be missed for those seeking the History of the Burmese people. Unique timber work
Written 4 December 2019
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AungMyo S
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar265 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This very Monastery was built with Myanmar Teak wood in the Ava era,1782. It using about 267 teak pillars and largest on is over 60 feet long and still strong enough for the building.
Foreigner has to pay entrance fee for archeological zone however, it is worth to spent such a entrance fee for this over hundred years old teak building which rare to see in other places.
Written 17 September 2019
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