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Inwa is a popular tourist day trip destination in Mandalay Region. 21 kilometers south of Mandalay, It is an ancient imperial capital for nearly 360 years. Even though, the end of being a capital city came via a natural disaster. In 1839, a series of earthquakes hit the region and everything was leveled. Since then the city was not rebuilt. The ruined pagodas scatter around Ava. The most renowned attractions are the splendid wooden architecture of Bargaya Monastery, the superstructure of Maha Aungmyaybonzan Brick Monastery and the ruined palace area. Taking a horse cart ride around this ancient city is most popular.