TripAdvisor Reviews Khaungdaing Nyaungshwe
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... and cheap street food. It was short lived luxury but worth it! I did a little recon work and found a cute place with all-wooden rooms, a bonsai garden, and included breakfast for $24 a night. Compared to other places in Asia Myanmar still hasn't expanded into the backpacking community so accommodations are still expensive and hard to find. This being said a girl overheard my conversation with the inn owner and offered me to stay ...
... we departed Thazi Station 87 minutes tardy at 6:27 a.m.
The man across from me in Train 143’s sole Upper Class carriage is smoking at 6:46 a.m. as we roll eastbound toward the hills. I walk to the car’s bathroom, which consists of a "squat toilet" – a hole in the floor. Perhaps the most unpleasant dump I’ve ever taken in my life. The waste falls right through the hold to the ground as we head toward our first stop. There’s ...
... we heard the roaring sound of 12 mountain bikes and giant (compared to the Burmese) white men, otherwise know as the Dutch stag do. They took up the whole restaurant and immediately asked for "Tiger, Chang, Myanmar...BEEEER!". I couldn't work out whether the restaurant owners were delighted to have so many customers or slightly terrified.
After our lunch and a quick hello to the Dutch, we were ...
There were also a number of artisan workshops in and around the lake. We went to a silk and lotus weaving workshop where we could see the women spinning the thread and weaving the fabric. We watched in fascination as one woman deftly cut open lotus stalks and pulled out micro-thin strands of fibre that she gathered to spin into fine thread. The lotus thread is so fine that it is then spun with silk and this combined thread is woven ...
which they lower into the water, then stab the water several times
through the basket with a spear to see if a fish has been trapped. Other
fishermen used little nets in a more traditional method.
There were many long tail boats crisscrossing the lake carrying
tourists, locals and goods. Further along we saw boats laden with river
weed which is used as fertiliser for the floating gardens. Some boats
were laden with silt to form ...
Other places to stay in Nyaungshwe
No. 66, Kan Thar Quarter, west of bazaar (boat stand), Nyaungshwe | Hotelfrom $48
40, Museum Road, Nyaungshwe | 3 star hotelfrom $57
Yone Gyi Street, Nyaungshwe | 3 star hotelfrom $43
No.80 Yone Gyi Road, Nanda Wunn Quarter, Nyaungshwe | Hotelfrom $30
Yone Gyi Road, Nyaungshwe | Hotelfrom $28
Near Talk Nan Bridge and Canal, Nyaungshwe | Hotelfrom $59