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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$85.42*
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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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Unique Style Monastery

An impressive historic monastery, if only for its uniqueness. Has an impressive number of corridors (with low door lintels, so watch your head), which can be explored to gauge... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
FyingKiwi
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This building has withstood time and earthquakes well. It's situated in Inwa and it's great fun to clamber all over the outside or explore the many corridors of the different levels within. Very well worth the effort and in design different to most other places in this part of the world

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth going out to visit this area, my favourite whilst in Mandalay. Cool ruins and temples all around.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great photo opportunity and unique building. Enjoyed exploring and discovery the many passages and unique doorways.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An impressive historic monastery, if only for its uniqueness. Has an impressive number of corridors (with low door lintels, so watch your head), which can be explored to gauge some of the character and grandeur that had once existed.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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 26 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 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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