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Bargaya Monastery, Mandalay

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Visit the cultural heritage of Myanmar, Bargaya Monastery. Made entirely of teak wood, the monastery, which dates back to 1834, is set among the rice fields and brings out the beauty of the surrounding landscape. The 267 pillars make up the building's architecture, accompanied by carvings on the walls, which showcase the typical ancient, ornamental art. Unlike many others, the monastery still serves as an advice school for young monks, so you can see them learning and reading in their everyday surroundings while you experience the peaceful atmosphere inside. Use our Mandalay trip itinerary maker to add Bargaya Monastery and other attractions to your Mandalay vacation plans.
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  • The monastery is worth a visit for its historic significance and the beautiful wooden carvings. Be respectful and considerate when taking pictures as this is a working monastery. Also, mind the rusty ...  more »
  • This monastery is off the beaten track and very special. An ancient teak structure with beautiful, gorgeous carvings tucked away at the end of a dust track in a quiet timeless location. We travelled t...  more »
  • Bagaya Kyaung is an old monastery in amazing teak of authenticity. There are 267 pillars (I have not counted them!) very broad. The inside is dark but we did delve into the past. Beautiful engravings are made in wood. This monastery is still inhabited and you'll come across its occupants... A very nice visit.
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