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Around Mandalay (Inwa)

 

Inwa | Amarapura | Sagaing | Mingun | Pyin Oo Lwin

Htupayon Pagoda

The King Narapatigyi (1443-1469) built Htupayone pagoda in Inwa formerly Ava. The king built a temporary wooden bridge across the river so thousands of citizen could attend the pagoda's Hti-hoisting ceremony.








Aung Myae Lawka Pagoda

A sandstone pagoda built in 1783 to resemble the Shwezigon Pagoda of Nyaung Oo in Bagan.











Datpaungzu Pagoda

The sacred relics of the former pagodas were removed by the British to allow construction of railway lines. The pagodas were placed at the Datpaungsu pagoda. Datpaungsu means collections of relics in Myanmar.








Maha Aung Myae Bonzan Monastery

King Bagyidaw and his queen built this monastery in 1818 for the royal abbot, Nyaung Gan Sayadaw. The monastery is built brick and stucco, unlike most monasteries which were built of wood and prone to destruction by fire.




Innwa Bridge

The original Inwa bridge across the Ayarwaddy River on the road to Sagaing was one kilometer long. The bridge was opened in 1934 but the British demolished two spans 1942 to deny the advancing Japanese access.