The city of INWA aka AVA aka RATNAPURA establishes in 1364 is like stepping back in time. The nicest entrance is by boat across the narrow Myitnge River where you can transfer to a horse and card for a bumpy yet leisurely tour of the ruins.
|Festive but a little cramped and bumpy.|
|The leaning tower of Inwa, is all that remains of the Bagyidaw's palace.|
|Sorry guys but it's a narrow and dusty road.|
|The interior is quite regal in it dusty austere feel|
|THE ONLY COLOR I WAS FROM THIS LACQUERED TRUNK|
Tucked away in one corner was a little school for novice monks.
|The doorways are carved in high BURMESE STYLE with birds and animals.|
|BEST TO LIE ON THE FLOOR TO TAKE THIS PICTURE|
|U MIN THONZE PAGODA|
|DISCO BUDDHA, 1 OF 45 IN THE PAGODA|
|U BEIN BRIDGE, THE LONGEST TEAK WOOD BRIDGE IS THE WOLD. A TAD BORING!|
|Longyi are worn daily by Burmese.|
|Sandamini Pagoda. Buddhist scripture is chiseled into 1774 stone tablets and each one housed in an individual pagoda.|
|SHWE NANDAW KYAUNG MONASTERY. FIT FOR A KING!|