Thiha Lu Lin (Thiha, the Traveller)


I'm Thiha from Myanmar who aspires to travel around the world and learn as much as possible. I share my travel stories here supported by beautiful photos, videos and more. I love travelling to enquire, to hear local stories, to enjoy the nature and of-cause to have fun.




နေ့စဉ် ပြည်တွင်းပြည်ပ ခရီးသွားသတင်းထူးများအပါအဝင် ခရီးစဉ်လည်ပတ်စရာများအကြောင်းတွေ နဲ့ ဒေသန္တရ ဗဟုသုတအစုံအလင် သိရှိနိုင်ဖို့ အပတ်စဉ်သတင်းလွှာ လေးကို ခုပဲ ရယူလိုက်ပါ။ စာရင်းသွင်းသူများအတွက် ကျွန်တော့်ရဲ့ ပထမဆုံး ပုံနှိပ်စာအုပ် "၁၇" ကဗျာနဲ့ဝတ္ထုတိုစာအုပ်ကို လက်ဆောင် ပေးပို့သွားမှာ ဖြစ်တဲ့အပြင် သတင်းလွှာကနေတဆင့် အခမဲ့ခရီးသွားခြင်းအစီအစဉ်တွေ၊ ခရီးသွားလက်ဆောင်တွေ စတဲ့ ထူးခြားအခွင့်အရေးတွေလည်း သိရှိနိုင်ဦးမှာပါ။

ခုပဲ အမည် နဲ့ အီးမေးလ်လိပ်စာထည့်ပြီး စာရင်းသွားလိုက်နိုင်ပါပြီ။

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A Day Visit in Innwa (Ava)

Every time I arrived to Mandalay I was thinking of that I would like to visit Innwa. But time was limited for me and have not got a chance. And even if I arrived at there I could not have time to take photo records and study around. But this time I have got a chance to take a tour around there in Innwa which is called a glorious historic Yatanapura or Ava.

What is Yatanapura, Golden Ava

King Thadoo Min Phya (AD 1364-1368) established the city of Ava in Myanmar Era of (726). The city was (400) years long lasted ancient city and (31) dynasties have been inherited and it have been passed through (4) Eras. The name of the city was started called Yatanapura and it has situated at the entrance of the lake that is why the name otherwise called Innwa (Ava) and another name of the city was Inn Na Wa which means the city was situated at the place of the entrance of (9) lakes, and sometime it called Ava which means the place of estuary of the rivers.

How To Get To Ava

The way to Ava is transit from Mandalay is the better way of direct trip. The direct trip to Mandalay by High way car, Airway or Railway and take a rest at the Mandalay and have breakfast then touring around for the rest of the day in Ava is enough as one day trip. Ava can reach from Yangon-Mandalay high way road. The ancient city of Ava is situated at 2 miles, 4 furlong away from the north of TantarOo township, Mandalay division and 20 miles away from south west of Mandalay. The most convenience time to take around in Ava is the morning in the day that is less crowded time. That is why that I took around to visit in Ava as soon as I arrived at the airport. And the other ways to take around in Ava is by cars and three wheel cars from Mandalay. It was around 50,000 kyats cost for whole day use by them. It will give you different experiences when you take around with pony cart in Ava city.

The Best Time To Tour Around In Ava

Although Ava has always thriving with its guests in all seasons for the reason of that it has distinctive ancient buildings and it is better to touring around in the cold and fair dry of winter season than strong summer and rainy seasons.

How to get tour around in Ava in a day

The ancient city Ava has filled with something that is interesting like the ancient city Bagan. Although Ava is not a big as like Bagan but the transportation is easy to come and go and full with most interested place to study in here and there.

The old life span trees were covered the streets from the sun shine and that made the more comfortable to touring around.

There are 5 pagodas with wall painted arts, 7 pagodas with ancient stone inscriptions and 3 pagodas with inscribed copper bells and total (624) ancient buildings in Ava. Most of them were decayed. These are all that can take tour around within a day. There are verity of places to tour around but I would like to express where the places that I visited. There is not much confusion to take around in Ava. There are easy to get the main data that need most in Ava. The map of the city and the book that is expressed about the history of the city are available in everywhere in Ava.

Si To City Wall

The shape of the city wall has the form of short drum, Sit To (Myanma Traditional musical instrument) and that has known most people as Si To city wall. The inside of the city wall have many of the ancient buildings and monasteries. From this city wall, the travelers have to go inside and visit to those famous ancient places and that is the place where the travelers must visit. City wall have 3 layers wall those are the outside wall (third wall), Si To wall (second wall) and inside wall (first wall).

Mal Nu Oak Kyaung

This is the place to visit without fail when you are in Innwa as the place has deserved to give priority to visit. King Ba Gyi Taw and Nang Ma Taw Mal Nu was this building and donated in AD 1822.This monastery has full of stories about how the queen Mal Nu was powerful in the history and the same as the queen’s famous as the monastery which was donated by the queen also full of interesting things and famous. This monastery which we can see the arts and crafts of 19 century in Kong Baung era and it has (192) foot of diameter, (112) foot of width and (94) foot of high gloriously built it. There are a lot of views and scenes to take photos for the photographers.

Htee Hlaing Shin Pagoda

When the era of Bagan before King Kyan Sis was not be a king yet, he has got wrath by the King Anawrahta. Therefore he run away to this area and the king’s troops has seen that Kyan Sis Minn has got disappeared suddenly when he was running here in this place and the troops retreated back. That is why people specified here in this place as auspicious ground that is to be treads to ensure victory of the land. When Kyan Sis Thar became a king he built the pagoda here in the place of the land of victory. In fact that the troops was retreated back in purpose or Kyan Sis Tharr was disappeared from their vision in real are not uncertain things that only the most concerned people can be answer. But this pagoda was situated here beside of the Queen Mal Nu’s monastery.

Nann Myint Tower

There are the famous towers around the world that has to be notice which are sloped. And here in Myanmar also we can found that kind of sloped tower in Innwa, inside of Si To wall that is from the north corner of the palace. The tower was built in 1822 AD which has the length and width is around (30) foot and the high is (60) foot. It was suffered by the earthquake in 1838 and that is why the main brick body was sloped to the north. Since then the tower was existence strong and firmly until now. But there is no way of chance to get to the top.

Thit Sar Taik Pagoda Innwa have lots of pagodas and the ancient buildings here and there as like much as Bagan. This pagoda Thit Sar Taik pagoda also can be seen on the road back from Nann Myint Tower to Si To wall.