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Ayinsa Gardens

121 Myeik Road, Dawei, Myanmar
+95 9 42912 4192
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More than 'just' a cooking class!

The cooking class is more than just making (delicious!) Myanmar food - it's a glimpse into Myanmar... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2018
Catherine H
Love in hands!

I was touched by the purpose of Ayinsa gardens: to train locals to strengthen their work position... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2018
Esther P
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Ayinsa Gardens offers Cooking Classes and hosts the Mingalaba Massage Centre. We offer authentic food and cultural experiences at our beautiful Dawei residence located on 1/2 acre with herb gardens and fruit trees. In an Ayinsa cooking class, you try more than 10 different local foods, learn all about Myanmar and Dawei customs and culture. Plus, get hands on with some of the most famous Myanmar traditions. We are about more than just food and cooking. Discover the history and the culture of Dawei. Also at Ayinsa is the Mingalaba Massage Barn located in a quirky, green garden atmosphere. So if you have had a long ride to the beaches on the back of a bike, need to relax after a bus journey or simply have some spare time you can enjoy a massage indoors or in one of our bamboo bungalows amongst the trees.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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121 Myeik Road, Dawei, Myanmar
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+95 9 42912 4192
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

The cooking class is more than just making (delicious!) Myanmar food - it's a glimpse into Myanmar culture :) And to top it off, the garden is a welcome escape, hidden away and the perfect spot to relax with a refreshing drink. Honestly, you're so...More

Thank Catherine H
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Ayinsa, General Manager at Ayinsa Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hi Catherine Thanks for the lovely review. Everyone here at Ayinsa appreciates your kind words. The Ayinsa Team

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

I was touched by the purpose of Ayinsa gardens: to train locals to strengthen their work position. I had a really good massage, the masseuse had love in her hands!

Thank Esther P
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

When I first time arrive to Ayainsa, I feel like I am in a little heaven for a while. The place is quite charming and tranquil along your time there.Their proffessional massage is definately professional, makes me so comfortable mild retreat and asleep.After that I...More

Thank Jimmy J
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Ayinsa, Manager at Ayinsa Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Hi Jimmy Thanks for the great review. The team here really appreciate it. We're glad you had a good time. Hope to see you again. The Ayinsa Team

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Ayinsa Gardens is one of the most beautiful spots in Dawei, not to mention the whole of Myanmar! Tucked away, the gardens and old colonial house are a serene idyll. We had both a dry and oil massage which were incredible - me falling asleep...More

Thank BertieAlexander
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Ayinsa, Manager at Ayinsa Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Hey Bertie Thanks for the detailed review. We really appreciate the kind words about our food & culture class, massage spa and the team. Hopefully, you're back in Dawei again at some stage and we see you again. The Ayinsa Team

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We came for a massage, then were invited to stay and taste the dinner prepared by the cooking class and ended up hanging out with the owners for a couple of hours in their wonderfully relaxing garden and got a tour of their tastefully renovated...More

Thank Jacques W
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Ayinsa, Owner at Ayinsa Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Hi Jacques It was great hanging out with you guys. Hopefully you enjoyed the rest of your time in southern Myanmar. Safe Travels. Regards Ben and Amber

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

After a few weeks of nightbusses, local busses and being on a motorbike we came to Dawei for one night before getting on another night bus. In our hotel we found a leaflet for Ayinsa Gardens. I had an hour oil massage and it was...More

Thank Maggie C
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Ayinsa, Owner at Ayinsa Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Thanks for the awesome review Maggie. We're glad that you got a small respite from what sounds like a lot of time on the road. Thanks again The Ayinsa Team

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

The warm welcome, the garden, the massage...everything is perfect. We were grateful that Amber the nice owner offered us the food from cooking class ! The cherry on the cake after masage. Thanks for everything, we will come back soon.

Thank Juliette75020
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Ayinsa, Owner at Ayinsa Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Hi Juliette Thanks for the lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed the massage and the food. Hope to see you again shortly. The Ayinsa Team

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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Nice place for me . Silence in there. Staff is helpful and nice girl. Oil message is great. Price is reasonable.More

Thank Mya T
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Ayinsa, Owner at Ayinsa Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thanks for your review and kind words Mya. We're glad you rated our oil massage as great, staff as helpful and our prices reasonable on top of being a nice, quiet place to relax. Let us know what we could do to to reach 5-stars...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

I did the cooking course and had a massage and both exceeded my expectations. The guy who gave the course - with the funny nickname Train - was really good. He told us a lot of things not just about the dishes we cooked but...More

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Ayinsa, Owner at Ayinsa Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thanks for the lovely review Steef. The whole team here appreciates the kind words.

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

The perfect way to fill that gap between hotel checkout and the night bus. My friend and I got the traveller's package, which was excellent value for money. We got a massage of our choice (which was amazing), and then spent the rest of the...More

Thank Sara J
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Ayinsa, Manager at Ayinsa Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Hey Sara Thank you for such a detailed and thoughtful review. The whole team here really appreciate how much you guys enjoyed your experience. The Ayinsa Team :-)

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