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Ava, Mandalay, Myanmar
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 16 September 2017

Great old structure to explore. But no signs at all to explain anything. So either you take a guided tour or you have some book to read about. Apart from that worth a visit.

Thank Lukas L
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The whole compound houses a lot of temples and its nice to take photos only when the sun is up, just like any other temples. We arrived here afternoon time and there is nothing much inside of the temples. The compound is quite big too.

Thank Raphyde
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Loved the horse trip out to see this Monastery and exploring inside, under and outside of this complex. Great story about the queen building this for the monks. Just watch out as when I exited one of the doorways to the outside I was stung...More

Thank Adrian T
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The largest remaining structure of a former Royal Capital of the Kingdom of Burma, this is one of 2 stone buildings that have survived to today. In a good state of preservation, it needs a good cleaning to bring out it's best.

Thank Robert Q
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

A large structure , built on brick stilts . Hot in places without shoes , small Buddha at the top , feels abandoned and unloved

Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

A lot of tourists go there by carriage. Don't encourage this, horses are not well treated, they stay tied to 1 meter of rope all day long when they are not used to drive tourists, without any water. We saw these poor horses waiting outside...More

1  Thank Anne B
Reviewed 30 April 2017

it is worth walking all the way around this vast building as it is remarkably beautiful. Nip in and out of the "cloister" corridors for long vistas down the dark corridors. We made this as the second monastery in the area - the other is...More

Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Bonzan Monastery is a fine example of Burmese monastery architecture during the Konbaung dynasty (1752 to 1885). This monastery is built by bricks so it is also known as the Brick Monastery. Particularly noteworthy are its fancy structure decorated with intricate stuccoed sculptures. This is...More

Thank JaneJ2010
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Ava is no longer the centre of Myanmar like it used to be. Most of the surroundings had become fields for quite some time. This monastery is something of a reminder that the area used to be much more. As for the structure itself, on...More

Thank Kat T
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I really liked this temple it was completely different from what we had seen before, made of stone and painted a yellowish colour which is showing signs of wear due to the weather eliments. You can go up to the first terrace and walk inside...More

Thank ivyCharlotte4
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