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Inwa (Ava)

Innwa, or Ava prior, is located to the south of Amarapura. It was the capital of myanmar journey in the past for a couple of times over several centuries, the original time in the 14th century. Innwa was established in 1364 on an artificial island, bordering with the Irrawaddy river in the North and the Myitnge river to the East. When citizen dug a canal was on the West and South, the Innwa island was made. The island made it easier to defend against invasion attempts.

Innwa was sufferred a very destructive earthquake in 1838. What remains today include the Innwa moat, some fortress walls, entrance gates and the ruins of the Royal Palace. The Nam Myint watch tower of the Royal Palace is tilting, therefore it is known for as the Nam Myint leaning tower.

One of the most notable landmarks of Innwa is the Maha Aung Mye Bonzan monastery, also known as the Me Nu Brick Monastery, a richly decorated building dating back to 1818. A few hundred meters to the north, you will be confronted by the B…