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. Arrange to visit Bargaya Monastery and other attractions in Mandalay using our Mandalay road trip planning app .
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  • This is a building that out of the ordinary, it's all teak and all just beautiful, go see this wonder...
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  • This was the very first temple we went to on our Myanmar trip. It was amazing to behold a huge temple all made of wood! Its intricate carvings and reliefs which tell stories of the old days and influe...  more »
  • We arrived here on a horse and buggy ride. I was concerned for th skinny horse but the owner assured me he loved his horse, they generally live to 25 years.we didn't see any monks.....maybe they've le...  more »

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Look at the area to the southwest of the royal palace for the main choice of accommodations in Mandalay. Some cushier options sit on the main thoroughfares, offering rooms with balconies overlooking the core architectural and historic sights. A number of basic hotels lie close to the main train station, while budget-friendly guesthouses concentrate in the area around 25th Street. Farther to the west, some hotels have views of the river, while to the east lie lodgings with convenient proximity to major regional highways.
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