Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort Bagan
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Travel Blogs from Bagan
... Even more amazing was the fact that I felt like I had the place to myself, well except the 100 or so local painters trying to sell you their works at each temple entrance. After several hours in the heat I decided to head back to my hostel for some lunch and to get out of the hot sun. Well not all plans pan out... Firstly, Iet an adorable girl who's English blew my mind. So I got sucked in to her showing me her village, which really ended up being a great part of my day ...
... in high school. In Mandalay I had two meetings and then walked around town the rest of the time I was there. Even fewer white people then Yangon. Next up was Bagan, which is the Angkor Wat of Myanmar with the thousands of temples. Again, I’m not a big fan of traveling alone so my feelings are a little tainted but it was pretty cool. You rent little electric bikes and ride around the little dirt/sand paths between the temples. You’re supposed to pay $15 to get into the ...
... sun had already popped above the horizon. It was still pretty cool to get a view of it in the early morning light though, very nice view of the countryside with lots of temples dotted around. Unfortunately we were followed around the top of the temple by some lad hawking paintings that wasn't taking our "no thank you" seriously. Afterwards we zipped back to the hotel on our E-Bikes for some breakfast before heading off out again for a few hours. I should add that ...
... and it’s a fun night!
The next day is free. Around half the group have decide to head up to Mt Popa, the highest point in the region and providing panoramic views over the whole of the Bagan plain. We’ve decided that we want to explore more of the local temples – there are so many of them nearby, we feel they deserve some of our time. We eschew pedal bikes this time and hire electric bikes – effortless in the heat ...
... think I did pretty well seeing as I could barely move after lunch. I did manage to shuffle my ass out of the restaurant and into the car back to the hotel.
Back at the Bluebird, poor Clara wasn't feeling much better but thankfully was looking less green. While the girls had a snooze I chilled by the pool and swam off my lunch. The heat in Bagan was so intense that I ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking