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Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery

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Address: Ava, Mandalay, Myanmar
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Great place and some fantastic photo opertunities

This was an interesting Brick monastery and had some great rooms with various budda statues. You could do lots of exploring here in the various rooms. Go outside as well and there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 February 2017
Buderim, Australia
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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of people ride to this place by horse-drawn carriage, but this place is very close to pier, so we recommend to use your own legs:) Local people always talk to tourist, that place is so far and you need to take (pay for) carriage, but it is not true.

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Canggu, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a very nice temple, affording plenty of photo opportunities and, when quiet, has a very peaceful feel to it. Walk through the back to get great views across the river to Sagaing and the bridge.Walk through the monestary to see a beautiful old building in ruins, but with lovely carvings. Overall, the first temple / monastery that refreshed... More 

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Buderim, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

This was an interesting Brick monastery and had some great rooms with various budda statues. You could do lots of exploring here in the various rooms. Go outside as well and there is an interesting pagoda close by. There are toilets here and things to buy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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 5 January 2017

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 5 January 2017

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 January 2017

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 27 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.

Thank Raelene H
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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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