Innwa, the small inhabited island, 35 km to the south of Mandalay, was the great royal capital city of Myanmar for four decades .The ruins of the capital city are still standing up in the middle of the island .Innwa meaning “ the mouth the lake “ lies at the joint of the two inland rivers “Myint Nge” and “Ayeryarwaddy “ and there is a small village on the island living on the agriculture .As it was capital city ,there is the ruins of the palace ( palace wall and the watching towers )and monasteries .The high attractions are two magnificent monasteries of the last king and his Queen called Bagaya monastery which is built of the teak wood and the Menu Brick Monastery of Queen Menu.The tour around the site in horse cart is really typical and very adorable to enjoy the natural beauty of the rural landscape with the paddy fields.
What to see in Innwa :
Aungmyaetharsan monastery or Menu monastery
Innwa palace watch tower
What to do in Innwa:
Horse cart ride in the archeological site
photograph the paddy fields