Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort Bagan
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- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Swimming pool
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We had our last day in Mandalay before boarding our flight to Bagan.As the flight was in the evening we went for a boat ride up the Irrawaddy river. This is the largest river in Myanmar with
many tributaries and runs up to the north with little villages on the banks. We visited Mingun the village which has the Mingun bell. It weighs 87 tons …
... gazed in awe, thinking how many thousands of people come here for 2 or 3 days before heading off to the next "must see", and thankfully don't realise what they are missing. Rounded off with a refreshing drink at the tribal village, and the long walk home to sink a cold beer or three. We felt we had deserved it. There is an American guy, Steven, from San Francisco staying in May Kha Lar, Steve fell in love with Myanmar many years ago, and now spends about 3 months in Bagan ...
... As if that wasn't enough, we hired bikes outside the hotel ($2 for the day) and set off exploring. We had planned a rough itinerary but I prefer to follow my instincts rather than stick to a strict schedule of places to explore. We read the guides and sometimes even pay attention to them but I often think the best days are the ones where you simply go to the places you like the look of. So whilst we set off thinking we would head to Shwesandaw Pagoda, we kept seeing temples we liked ...
... provided a menu and we have had to order in advance our meal and drinks. Once we stop he will then bring the meals to our window and we can eat them from our pop up table. Quite ingenious really and based on the fifteen minutes we have sat here already I have no doubt there will plenty of hawkers trying to sell their wares at each station. Air conditioning is actually achieved by opening the window and there is a fan which is all but useless given the stifling heat in Yangon. ...
On Day 5 we left Mandalay early to have breakfast at a local eatery. It was amazing with Burmese style dim sum which was all cooked and steamed over charcoal fires right in the middle of Mandalay. Mandalay has issues with most people still cooking with charcoal and thus the threat of deforestation and massive air pollution in the city. There are very few buildings over 3 stories in Mandalay. This ...