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Bargaya Monastery

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Address: Mandalay, Myanmar
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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wooden temple, beauty

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gerard M
Phang Nga, Thailand
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

Thank TheNotTakenName
Phang Nga, Thailand
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241 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

Thank Gerard M
Hamburg, Germany
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151 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
Davis, California
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200 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of Myanmar’s finest surviving teak monasteries, Built in 1838 AD., the Bagaya Monastery is decorated with intricate carvings, floral arabesques, curved figurines and the reliefs of birds and animals. Today, young novices attend school here in the mornings. This is one stops of Ava horse cart trip. It costs 10000 kyats per cart up to two people for about... More 

Thank JaneJ2010
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend doing Sagaing, Inn Wa and Amarapura as a combo day trip. Many travel agents and taxi drivers offer package deals. We saw as much as $26 per person for this trip. I booked a taxi driver through our hotel for three people for 45,000 Kyats (about $33), and he did a great job. His name is Mr. Naing and... More 

Thank Kenneth M
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

entirely teak built monastery with some old relics in the garden. nice atmosphere. reached by horse and cart (no experience of distress as others have reported)

Thank tednakhle
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199 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bargaya Monastery is actually at Inwa, also known as Ava. We got the ferry across the Myitnge River, then had a 20 minute ride with a horse and carriage to get to the Bargaya Monastery. I felt sorry for the horses - some of them were not in great condition. The monastery itself is quite an interesting example of one... More 

Thank roaming_kiwi58
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the stops on our horse and buggy ride. It's a lovely old teak monastery, which had few other visitors when we were there. It was pleasant to wander around the interior and exterior. We saw a little classroom inside with a monk and we spotted the young students out in the garden playing. There's not a... More 

Thank nojoNbeans
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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82 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unlike most of the visitors we did not take the horse drawn carriage! It had rained all morning and the track was muddy and bumpy so our guide recommended taking the car. When we arrived there were many of these small carriages. Our guide told us these horse and carriages were not allowed anymore in Mandalay only outside so at... More 

Thank ivyCharlotte4
Coochiemudlo Island, Australia
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Visiting a number of sites that were relatively easy and inexpensive to get to by taxi this is one not to be missed. Although not as "wow" as the Palace the construction and intricate wooded carving and design is more than worthwhile to see

Thank Doug C

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