The monastery is about eleven miles south of Mandalay city. The religious lecture hall in the eastern side of the monastery has a seven-tiered roof. The monastery was built on 267 teak posts. The monastery is (118) feet long and (103) feet wide. The entire monastery is decorated with carvings. floral arabesques, ornamentation of curved figurines and reliefs of birds and animals. Small pillars along the walls are decorated with finials, the artistic works of Inwa Era. Large teak door frames are designed with sculptures and reliefs. The monastery exists today in its original form despite fires and earthquakes.

 

 

Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa) The capital of the kingdom was
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa) The capital of the kingdom wa...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa) Many tourists arrive by small ferry
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa) Many tourists arrive by small...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa) Ferry boat
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa) Ferry boat...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa) is a few miles south
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa) is a few miles south of Mand...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa) is a few miles south
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa) is a few miles south of Mand...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa) is a few miles south
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa) is a few miles south of Mand...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); most of the tourist exploring
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); most of the tourist explorin...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the road is quite muddy in
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the road is quite muddy in p...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the road is quite muddy in
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the road is quite muddy in p...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the carts are old and rickety
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the carts are old and ricket...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the carts are old, slow, steady
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the carts are old, slow, ste...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); old city walls are now ruins
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); old city walls are now ruins...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); rice fields along the way to
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); rice fields along the way to...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); rice fields along the way to
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); rice fields along the way to...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); rice fields and a stupa along
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); rice fields and a stupa alon...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the Bagaya Kyaung monastery is made
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the Bagaya Kyaung monastery ...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the Bagaya Kyaung monastery is made
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the Bagaya Kyaung monastery ...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the Bagaya Kyaung monastery interior detail
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the Bagaya Kyaung monastery ...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the Bagaya Kyaung monastery; ornately carved door
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the Bagaya Kyaung monastery;...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the Bagaya Kyaung monastery; ornately carved door
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the Bagaya Kyaung monastery;...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the Bagaya Kyaung monastery has many
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the Bagaya Kyaung monastery ...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the Bagaya Kyaung monastery floor plan
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the Bagaya Kyaung monastery ...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the Bagaya Kyaung monastery was built on
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the Bagaya Kyaung monastery ...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the Bagaya Kyaung monastery has nearby
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); the Bagaya Kyaung monastery ...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); local villagers' house
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); local villagers' house...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); a small lake along the way
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); a small lake along the way...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); another stupa along the way isolated
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); another stupa along the way ...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); along the way we passed the
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); along the way we passed the ...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); local villagers' house
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); local villagers' house...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); one of many isolated stupas
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); one of many isolated stupas...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); another one of many isolated stupas
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); another one of many isolated...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); village store; photo taken from a
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); village store; photo taken f...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); ancient city wall; photo taken from
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); ancient city wall; photo tak...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); Buddhist shrine; photo taken from a
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); Buddhist shrine; photo taken...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); part of the same Buddhist shrine;
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); part of the same Buddhist sh...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); ancient city wall tower
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); ancient city wall tower...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); remnant of king's palace complex
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); remnant of king's palace com...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); political campaign posters; during our visit national
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); political campaign posters; ...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); village house and yard
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); village house and yard...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); cute puppies but feral dogs are
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); cute puppies but feral dogs ...
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); local souvenirs
Burma, Mandalay: Ava (or Inwa); local souvenirs...