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... morning and finishes around 16.00. Depending on the tour they will take you to different villages, pagodas and markets, ours included the following:
1. Silver Smith Workshop: they show you how they make jewelry.
2. Nampan Market: nice market with lots of locals and a few foreigners.
3. Weaving Center: they use lotus flower to make fabrics and clothes.
4. Cigarette Factory: the make handmade cigarettes with different flavors.
5. Phaung-daw-oo ...
... That is totally insane. There’s no trash cans on the train that I can see. We’ve got garbage everywhere. My hands are disgustingly filthy.
I start watching TiVoed shows on my phone at 2:40. We arrive into Aung Ban Station at 2:57 (4,219 feet). There’s pretty rolling hills scenery in this area. We pass farmers and their animals working the fields. Rolling at 10 mph. This trip feels like going back in time by 75+ years. There’s only ...
... that was probably one of the key highlights. The pagodas inside apparently dated from centuries ago but those we saw were newer like 2002 onwards to even 2011. Apparently the caves open to public is only 1 of the 3 and those blocked off - one of them is rumoured to lead to Bagan. Then it was to Nyaungshwe - the small town gateway to inle lake. With a stopover if the oval windowed Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung - just to take photo of the monks. Nyaungshwe was really small probably ...
... of pilgrims to the top of the mountain to see the Golden Rock What a chaotic truck trip. The back of the truck had seven beams across to act as seats, and people streamed up ladders, to secure a seat. It was supposed to take 35, bit a head count ran to 53, plus another 4 or 5 in the front It was like a giant roller coaster, fast runs downhill, switchback corners and steep climbs. It was lots of fun. Our group were yelling and screaming. The locals must have been very amused. When ...
... day, when the waves were high on the lake, the barge carrying the images capsized, and the images tumbled into the lake. It was said that they could not recover one image, but that when they went back to the monastery, the missing image was miraculously sitting in its place.
We had a lunch break in a nice little restaurant on the boarder of the lake and afterwards walked through the bamboo forest to the Shwe-Indein Pagoda. The history ...