Myanmar Panda Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMyanmar Panda Hotel Yangon (Rangoon)
My impressions have dimmed over the last few months home, but I remember the Panda Hotel as being adequate. The location was out of the way but at least it was close to the National Museum and some good restaurants and a supermarket. The room was fine and the breakfast buffet had lots of choices - it was better to order your eggs if you wanted any, otherwise you end up with cold eggs. Staff were courteous and helped me when I needed to extend my stay.
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Last night I had a bit of trouble sleeping - what could it have been? But I finally did get to sleep and was up around 7 am and ready to go a bit past 8 am.
I waffled about what I would do first - the park or the train ride - thinking that the train ride might be better in the heat of the day, but ended up taking a taxi for 3000 khat …
... diamonds, rubies and sapphires and the topmost point, crowning the tip of the spire is a 76 carat diamond. The Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred Buddhist site in Myanmar, as it is believed to contain relics of the four previous Buddhas. The base of the stupa is made of bricks covered with gold plates. Above the base are terraces that only monks can access. Next is the bell-shaped part of the stupa. Above that is the turban, then the inverted alms bowl, inverted ...
... of bricks with a few pieces of plaster here and there. The guide showed us the one for his family that he had just recently renovated for USD$2000 (much if it collected from donations). The guide took us through his village, stopping along the way to talk to people. He said there are about 5000 inhabitants and he essentially knows all of them. A town council makes decisions, like the one to lay a sidewalk throughout much of the village to alleviate problems during ...
... skillful. You can view the quick video below to get an idea.
So we are on the plane back to Yangon. Once back in Yangon, we have a bit of morning site-seeing to do before heading back to the ship. Our morning stop is the awe-inspiring golden Shwedagon Pagoda, with its 99-meter high stupa that is covered in genuine gold plates, donated by ordinary Myanmar people from all over the country. According to some, it is 2,600 years ...
... of silk with some lotus thread entwined and these were more reasonable. The rest of the clothing was very inexpensive and quite nice.
From there we went to a Silver factory. Here the owner brings in ore from a mountain 200 miles away, processes it, and then designs and make silver jewelry. Again this was a family business, and the head of the family proudly guided us through all the steps of manufacturing, where again we saw the very young and very old ...