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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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The bus pulled in at the friendly time of 3am, so we paired up with a couple of French travellers and a few Chinese to get a lift into town and find cheap accommodation. Once we were settled we took a quick shower and set off to see where we were. Bagan is a 27sq mile area dotted with thousands of temples dating back into the 11th century. The area used to be the hub of the country, but all the other buildings were built of wood, ...
... back to my hostel, I had to screech to a stop as a huge snake was crossing the road in front of me! Luckily, there were some locals around who didn't seem overly concerned by the sighting. Then, whilst eating breakfast outside of the hostel that morning, a loud banging started and the English guy who worked there came running out shouting, "it's the snake man". After hesitantly ...
... so good. Thank god, we left and went for lunch at the Sunset Garden Restaurant overlooking the Irrawaddy river. A lovely meal with lovely lovely views. By the time we left our equanimity had returned. In the staggering heat of midday (42/43 degrees) we headed back to the hotel and just lay in the air conditioned cool since it was too hot to swim in the sun drenched pool. Whilst waiting to be picked up, we walked around a few adjacent Stupas and Pagodas in the stupefying ...
This morning was a visit to the prototype stupa, built by the first king of the Bagan Dynasty who ruled from 1043-1077. The design was adjusted in the 17th C by the resurgent Myanmar Empire of those times. Then a visit to the market of Nyaung-U, a nearby town. We've seen many more tourists in this area; mainly from Europe. You can hire an electric bicycle for 3,000 kyat per day and there are lots of young folk getting around. There are restaurants, hotels and ...
... br> Since my arrival in Myanmar, there are situations that question me. I am not a specialist in Buddhism and maybe a Buddhist friend can light my candle! In Myanmar there are thousands if not tens of thousands stuppas, pagodas, monasteries ornated with gold one more than the other; moreover every morning there are thousands and thousands of monks, men and women, who leave their monasteries in a single file to beg for their daily meal. Personaly I have a lot ...