Amara Mountain Resort
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... which was accompanied by a moat. We walked up to the top of Mandalay hill, hoping to see the palace from above, but could not see for the trees and the roof that had been built over the steps leading up the hill. It felt great to stretch our legs after our day of doing nothing and walk for several hours along a quiet street. We headed to the supermarket to buy lunch and saw a monk shopping for a dishwasher - not what you expect, but I guess even monastery have dirty dishes. ...
... He'd forgotten that you can't tend fields and build monuments at the same time. Since then the results of two serious earthquakes have cut the lions in half, and rendered huge cracks in the unfinished stupa.
We stepped ashore and didn't take the buffalo taxi on offer, but walked through the village past all the shop shacks, carefully sidestepping the young girls selling there souvenirs, to the temple dedicated to the memory monk. This was ...
... of the people in the evening light. Most people left as soon as the sun hit the horizon, Anne & I stayed a little longer, enjoying the twilight view. We were just about to leave when two young novice monks approached to practise their English. After about 15 mins we said our goodbye and headed down town, stopping on the way to take picture of a modern temple that had LED rope light from top to bottom.
A soak in hotel pool with a few drinks from Happy hour before dinner and bed. A good ...
... Win, my driver, and off we went to our last call, Amarapura. On the way we came across a horse race along the side the river, so we stopped for a while, was interesting to see the difference to western racing, not sure I could manage galloping down the track in flip flops! It was really busy with locals and my driver explained it was part of a 3 day pagoda festival.
This area is famed for the U-Bein bridge, the worlds longest teak bridge ...
... gawking at old colonial architecture, imagining a life long gone, walking the gardens, jostling about in ornate pony drawn wagons - still used as local transit, walking down front and back roads, and surreptitiously traversing a golf course built for cronies, we felt the need to be pummeled anew by the Myanmar Railway. Now wiser, for half the previous price this time we procured 2 more motorbikes to take us back to the station for round ...