Emerald Land Inn Mandalay
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEmerald Land Inn Mandalay
... with extremely comfortable beds. Oh, and fruit, yoghurt and muesli for breakfast. Oh, and a swimming pool!
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E: Journeys will, in the main, be shorter in Burma, and it is scarcely more than an hour until we reach the city with the most evocative of names. Most of this is spent completing our descent out of the Shan highlands and onto the greenest, most fertile-looking plain I …
... Lake for centuries, today in floating villages on stilts, surrounded by mountains on either side, sustained by fishing and a series of floating gardens, mostly reaping tomatoes. There are no roads, everyone is on a long narrow canoe-like boat, many armed with loud engines, brought in from China just a few years ago. Mufflers have yet to make it.
We are staying in one of four major villages along its borders, Nyaung Shew ...
... start as our original driver Mo who had incredible English and had taken us to the pagodas we wouldn't have found was otherwise engaged so instead we had a guy who couldn't speak English so we couldn't ask questions but he also was obviously just following the tourist trail. Thankfully the cost was minimal especially when divided by 4 of us but I had been so excited by the thought of being taken around by Mo who had been so ...
... for Mandalay as we had such a lovely time in Yangon, but the cities are really different. Mandalay feels more worn down and edgy, with fewer pretty sights or relaxed locals. We roamed around in the first afternoon getting our bearings, and after struggling to find any restaurants at all for dinner managed to find a locals pub and had extremely cheap and very delicious pork and noodles for tea. The boy who served us was helpful and sweet, and we were reminded that although ...
... with 12" diameter Teak pillars supporting the 10 metre high teak planked walkway. The pillars were left over after an 18th century King's 114 wooden buildings were moved from this area to his new capital. A local man was fed up of walking a long way round or taking a boat across the river, so purchased the pillars and made the bridge complete with four rest huts along its length.
It was a lovely walk, seeing all the local boys and girls in groups promenading along the ...