Taking a ferry to Inwa is a wonderful experience that should not be missed during your Mandalay tour.
My driver dropped me off at the shores of the Ayeyarwady where I was supposed to take a little boat over to Inwa, yet another one of the three ancient cities, Amarapura and Sagaing being the other two. After a bit of waiting, the boat came and took me and a few others tourists over to Inwa. Once there, people usually take a horse cart to get around but I just felt like walking a bit. Unfortunately the cart drivers were very pushy following me around most of the time. Guess that’s what the influx of mass tourism does to people. I still enjoyed the scenery and the old stupas along the way. Apparently there is a very interesting wooden monastery in Inwa but at that time, due to floods, it was only accessible by boat and I didn’t have the time to go. Maybe next time