The Bargaya Monastery - Buddhist monastery located southeast of Innwa Palace - is one of Myanmar's famous attractions.
The monastery, made purely of teakwood was constructed in 1593. During the reign of King Bagyidaw in the 15th of April in 1821, a huge fire broke out and burnt a lot of structures including the Bargaya Monastery. As everything went to ashes, the government tried to restore the place in 1992 and built a new brick building as an exact replica of the original one. It is now a place for Buddha’s images and Pitaka scriptures. The monastery is also famous because of its impressive 267 teak pillars, a stunning collection of Buddha images, and how it perfectly showcases Innwa heritage.
Bargaya Monastery is located in Mandalay, Myanmar.
Opening Days and Hours
The monastery opens daily from 7:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to the attraction is free.
How to Get There
- Fly to Myanmar via AirAsia, Korean Air, Thai Airways, and Vietnam Airlines.
- Ride a boat to cross the Ayeyarwady river departing from Sagaing.
- After crossing the river, you can ride a horse cart going to the monastery.
- Families with kids
- Solo travelers/backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration for this attraction is one to two hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit the monastery is between 9:00 and 12:00.
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