Welcome to Inwa

The Mandalay 'combo ticket' is theoretically required to visit Inwa, but it's only checked if you enter Bagaya Kyaung or Maha Aungmye Bonzan.

Top experiences in Inwa

Travel guides

Starting at $38.99

Image for

Inwa activities

$30 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Yangon Karaweik Palace Royal Culture Show plus Buffet Dinner

Karaweik Palace is not only a landmark of Yangon City but also the whole Myanmar Country. The image of Karaweik used for Royal places as Myanmar Cultural brand, you could see it on the former Myanmar currency 10 kyats note and also use this image as brand loo by local companies.Karaweik Palace building was built in the form of Royal Barge, right in the heart of the Yangon City and facing to the magnificent Shwe Dagon Pagoda, this place meant to the people who take their leisure time to be joyful with the natural scenery, enchanted view of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda and to be seen the 10 Arts of Myanmar Culture. Karaweik Palace offers International Buffet dinner with Cultural Show and delightful A la Carte lunch during lunchtime. The costumes and decorations at Karaweik Palace look so real you may even feel like you are time traveling. In Karaweik Palace, one may find some of the periods such as Pyu, Inwa, Kone Baung, Amarapura, Sitt Kyo (Pre War Period) and Sitt Pii (Post War Period). International buffet dinner with cultural show starts from 6pm to 9pm.

$32.50 Private & Custom Tours

Private Half-Day Ava Tour from Mandalay

Your guide and driver will be waiting for you in your Mandalay hotel for a 20 kilometer drive to Ava (around a 45 minutes’ drive). Go to the former Royal Capital at Ava (Inwa), we include a short boat trip, where further exploration by horse-cart offers the opportunity to discover the picturesque ruins and surrounding countryside at a relaxed and more tranquil pace. Sightseeing will include the teak monastery of Bagaya Kyaung (famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts) and the former royal monastery temple known as Maha Aungmye Bonzan, completely built of brick and stucco. Also the top of Nanmyin (Inwa tower) will be part of this visit, affording great views of the surrounding area. Also called ‘the Leaning tower of Ava’, this important relic from centuries ago remains the only remains of the old palace building and remains standing up until today. On your way back to Mandalay, we of course cannot skip to make a stop in Amarapura to see the iconic U Bein teak bridge, built in 1782 when Amarapura was Royal Capital. Spanning the Taungthaman Lake, this 1.2 kilometer long bridge is the longest teak footbridge in the world. It is often busy with locals ‘commuting’ back and forth which makes for an attractive photo opportunity.As the region is well-known for its handicraft industry, particularly for silk and cotton weaving and bronze casting, optional stops (time permitting) can be organized to witness the skills of these artisans on the way back to Mandalay and your hotel.

$57.60 Cultural & Theme Tours

Mandalay Mingun Sagaing Inwa Day Return Tour

Itinerary detail; 07:00: Pick up from your hotel and drive to Mingun, a rual village. 08:30: Arrive to Mingun and visit the village of Mingun. And continue to visit Pondawphaya, Settawya, Pahtodawgyi Pagodas and Legendary Mingun Bell which weighs around 55555Viss (90 tons). The bell was one of the biggest bell in the world. 11:00: Depart from Mingun and drive to Sagaing. 12:00: Arrival to Sagaing Hill where you can enjoy the panoramic view at the top of the hill cover with numerous pagodas and monasteries. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Sagaing. 14:00: Depart from Sagaing and continue to Inwa. 14:30: Arrive to Inwa (also known as Ava), a former royal capital of Myanmar Kingdom located on the confluence of the Irrawaddy River and Myitnge River. You can enjoy horse cart for the visit and learn about historic of Myanmar’s famous old capital. 17:30: Return back to Mandalay.

$115 Private & Custom Tours

Private Mingun to Inwa Full Day

We will pick up from hotel and transfer to Jetty for a private boat across the river Ayeyarwaddy to visit Mingun. In Mingun, we will visit to Pathodawgyi Pagoda, a brick counterpart of pyramid in Egypt , which was unfinished merit by King Bodawpaya and the Mingun Bell, the second largest bell in the world which are the most prominent religious heritages. Then we visit the Myatheintan Pagoda, the best representation of the Universe, will refresh your tiredness and fatigue. After lunch at local restaurant, drive to Innwa, 30-minute to the south of Mandalay, was also known as the Kingdom of Ava. In Innwa, you can also have an experience to travel with pony-cart around Inwa. Then, we visit to Nanmyint tower where we can get breath taking view of Ayyarwaddy River, Bagaya wooden monastery and Aung Myay Bon San Monastery. After that, we drive back to Mandalay, visit silver smith workshop and transfer back to your hotel.

$100 Tours & Sightseeing

private Mandalay Culture & Heritage Tour (Mandalay & Ava)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mandalay PalaceOur guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel and start Mandalay sightseeing from Shwenandaw Monastery, known for its teak carvings of Buddhist myths, which adorn its walls and roofs. It’s built in the traditional Burmese architectural style and then we will take a walk to Athumashi Monastery nearby Shwenandaw Monastery. After that we will move to Kuthotaw Pagoda (World’s Largest Book, UNESCO), which is famous by 729 of stone-inscription caves. After visiting to Kudotaw Pagoda, our guide will lead you to Mandalay Yadanabon Palace, the royal palace of last Myanmar Kingdom. Lunch will be served with Burmese traditional cuisine. After lunch, we will visit to Inwa (Ava). On arrival Inwa, we will start to visit Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, known as Mae Nu Oak Kyaung (Queen Me Nu who built brick monastery in 18th century). And then, visit to Bagaya Monastery which is famous with 279 huge and long teak posts. After that, keep going to visit the Nan Myint Tower (Ava Palace Site) - 27 meters (89 ft) high watchtower of early 19th century. Then, visit to Yadana Hsimi Pagoda. In the evening, drive to Amarapura Township and enjoy the beautiful sunset of U Bein Bridge (1.2-kilometer-long known as the longest teak Bridge in the world originally built in 1851). And then, we will offer you a decent dinner and give you a free ride to a place you are staying at. End of our serviceDuration: 1 day

$50 Tours & Sightseeing

Private Half-Day Ava Tour from Mandalay

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mandalay PalaceUpon morning or afternoon pickup from your hotel lobby in Mandalay, depart by private vehicle for the 45-minute drive to Inwa, aka Ava. Following a short boat ride, you'll further explore the former royal capital by horse-drawn cart with your personal guide. Discover the picturesque ruins and tranquil countryside while you sightsee at a relaxed pace. Visit the Bagaya Monastery of Kyaung, renowned for its ornate woodcarvings and teak posts, and see Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan, a former royal temple built of brick and stucco. From atop the centuries-old palace remains of Nanmyin (the Leaning Tower of Inwa), you'll find splendid views. On the return drive to Mandalay, stop for photo ops of locals strolling across the U Bein Bridge, an 18th-century teak footbridge that spans Taungthaman Lake near Amarapura. If time permits before hotel drop-off, ask your guide to accompany you to meet local artisans that weave silk and cotton or cast bronze in this region known for its handicraft industry.Duration: 1 day