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Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery

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Address: Ava, Mandalay, Myanmar
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US$60.00*
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Ava, Sagaing and Amarapura Day Trip from Mandalay Including Lunch
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US$88.22*
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Full-Day Mingun and Ancient Capitals of Mandalay Tour
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US$125.00*
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Private Tour: Sagaing and Inwa from Mandalay including Lunch

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A beautiful photogenic brick temple!

My camera's favorite in Mandalay is the Manu Brick Temple. After visiting a few teak palaces and monasteries, it was a delight to visit this huge brick temple. Reminds of of some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
jinshen55
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My camera's favorite in Mandalay is the Manu Brick Temple. After visiting a few teak palaces and monasteries, it was a delight to visit this huge brick temple. Reminds of of some parts of the Angkor Wat. We liked taking pictures here especially as we were here in the afternoon and the sun was still up. The monastery was aglow... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely impressed with this wonderful yellow monastery. A large building, interesting features, great to photograph, (even the cattle were photogenic). Spend time walking around and exploring inside. A lot to offer, a must on your itinerary.

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Thank Raelene H
Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Maha Aung Mye Bonzan monastery is a fine example of monastery building during the Konbaung dynasty early 19th century

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Thank mangsaab
Bangkok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The yellow paint gives this Monastery a golden glow. Reminds me of some of the temples in Cambodia but in much better condition.

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Thank WanderlustBKK
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This temple is pretty big and very rugged and weathered! There are a couple of other pagodas around also.

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Thank satobt
Niagara Falls, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Used the services of a horse and buggy driver who takes you to 4 sites on the island for about $10. This was just ok to see, place needs some love. Had a little boy peddler hassle us the entire time we were here and then jumped on his bike and followed the buggy to the spot where we picked... More 

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Since I did not find any entry for Inwa (Ava) itself, this Tripadvisor entry must do. This site is really worth seeing and I highly recommend to go there by foot, if you cross the river from Amapura (side street from both major bridges). That's where the horse cart tour starts. Do NOT book a tour. First of all the... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Quite different from most religious buildings in and around Mandalay, this monastery looks restrained -a welcome respite after all the gold, glitter and intricacy of more famous places. That allows for a peaceful moment away from the crowd taking in its beauty and simplicity. Important note: Photos in this entry are confusing: this place is NOT to be confused with... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

When I had decided to cross the river to Ava, I didn't expect that there would be so many interesting places to visit, just an old capital city. But I had changed my mind when I had seen this place. So amazing, very big and interesting story.

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Thank Phanuwat K
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The building design is really outstanding. Yellow building in the blue sky will be amazing view. The visitors already paid the entrance fees, so the management need to take care the cleanliness and maintenance properly.

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