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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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  • From the outside this monastery is majestic. Wooden cravings are very intricate and beautiful. I can easily just sit here a few hours. 
  • It comes with bicycle from Mandalay to the river of Mytinge shortly before its confluence with the Ayeyarwady, you can take the small ferry, which takes you to the old city gate (East side - gate of hair washing) to Inwa. Along the moat it continues then to the West side, where you then turn left before the village and wonderfully can cycle through rice fields. There the Bagaya monastery rice fields surrounded then (not monastery in Amarapura to be confused with the Bagaya!), which was spared from natural disasters and wars. Thus is this temple of one of the few old, original teak wooden temples of Myanmar. Impressive the 267 powerful tribes are diameter and the carvings on the doors and Windows, the highest with 18 m and almost 3 m. The silence and darkness and green rice paddies create a special mood.
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  • The wood framed structure without nails or various hardware is finely carved and inlaid wooden works, inside are so delicious. The only sore point: If only someone once in a while, take a little dusty ... ...
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