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Bargaya Monastery

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.


Suggested For

  • Families with kids
  • Couples
  • Solo travelers/backpackers
  • Groups


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.


Nearby Attractions

  • Yadana Hsimi Pagoda
  • Maha Augnye Bonzan Monastery
  • Mahamuni Pagoda



Hotel Ever, Hotel Kyaukse, Hotel Sagaing, Shwe Htee Hotel, Hotel Magic Mandalay, and Perfect Hotel offer accommodations from USD 40 to USD 55.

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