Inya Lake Hotel, Yangon
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... entirely to house the 65-70 meter Buddha statue. The statue is fairly plain, but its mere size is incredibly impressive (and hard to photograph). We also spent our time there trying to learn a bit more about Buddhism from our guide, but again language barriers meant that we only picked up fragments of what he was saying. One interesting tidbit we did pick up was the immportance of birthdays in Buddhism. We had already learned that Buddhists ...
... it they gave it to the Burmese. It was a huge feat from them to retrieve it and is now revered and protected in this building. All in all it was a lot of teachings and a really interesting hour, which at the end of he scurried off late for prayer. Before taking the escalators down I took in one last look at the 100m tall gilded spire covered in apparently 53 metric tons of gold leaf, 5000 diamonds and 2000 other stones. It really is a thing of beauty. After that ...
... stands 130 feet tall and is hollow, so I was able to visit the interior, which is full of gold-covered hallways and a “sacred hair relic of the Buddha enshrined and exhibited in an ivory shrine studded and decorated with gold, diamond, and precious jewels.” The pagoda’s grounds are equally interesting including one pavilion built over a small lake.
Exited Botataung Pagoda at 1:59 and walked 11 minutes back to Hninn Si Budget Inn. I walked ...
After over 28 hours flying, I've made it Yangon, Myanmar! This country will be the most rural and under-developed country we will visit. Also, like all of Southeast Asia, it is H-O-T. Not a surprise but still was shocked when I was greeted with a wave of heat and humidity as I stepped out of the airport. After immigration and customs, we made our way to our hostel, the Agga Guesthouse. Agga is at the southern part of the city and close ...
... initial pickup. We simply wanted to save money and be cheapos like always. At first I agreed that Breanne should do this, but within a few minutes it got dark really fast and Breanne was not to be seen. While waiting for people to come fix the bike, I thought of the possible situations Breanne could have been in. Men in this country have snowed interest in her, so it got me thinking a bit. I had asked one of the two police officers that was with me if they could go see if she was ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility