Hill Top Villa Shan State
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Airport Transportation
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... or so, it was done. We could now breathe easy. We were all feeling pretty tired so went back to shower and chill. On route back we booked our bus to Mandalay, and our boat trip for the next morning. After a while at the hotel we got bored so ventured out to find pancake Kingdom. It felt like a whole day of eating. The pancakes were delightful, and we had a coffee. We then went to bed as we were up early for our boat ...
... reach the our restaurant.
The lake was very calm with clumps of water Hyacinth floating out of the channels, causing the motor to catch momentarily whilst it chewed its way through. The land all around the lake is very flat (a flood plain) so the overall effect is that the lake seems to stretch between the mountain ranges in the distance on either side.
The lake was full of activity, with the famous one legged rowing fishermen setting their nets in ...
... land , local people,and the large deforestation in the area.
While the scenery is nice I can't help but notice how this is pretty touristy seeing 50 other foreigners, villagers being a bit numb from tourist, and sleeping in a Moancestry with 30 other tourist. After two days in the ...
... through foreign donation. There are still some original Shan style figures on the old ones. We also saw a local irrigation project with a concrete weir. We ate in a local restaurant run by a retired tour guide which actually made passable pizza.
The afternoon was spent at the hotel swimming in the very refreshing unheated pool and swearing at the impossible Internet connections. In the evening we had our farewell dinner all ...
... southern tip of this great place. Although the country is now (mostly) democratic and welcomes tourism, they are still associated with their past, strict dictatorship. As such, most people do not even consider it a vacation destination and it remains must less touristic than other nearby countries. I do hope that it remains unspoiled, but that seems unlikely. Therefore, I encourage you to go as soon as possible, so you can see it before the tour groups begin to roll in.
Au revoir ...