Travel Blogs from Nyaungshwe
... 6. Nga-phe-chaung monastery
The price can vary but we paid MMK 15,000 for the boat.
You can find both, local and western food at reasonable prices. Local food costs around MMK 1,500.
Day 1: May 31, 2014
We arrived at the junction at 4.00 in the morning from Mandalay. When we were dropped off, some people right away started to offer us a ride to the city which was some 10-15km away. The initial ...
... Lake. We passed many boats heading to the town loaded with goods for the market etc. There are many distance tribes not only in the hills but around the lake who bring things in to sell or trade. Out on the lake we saw local fishermen who have a very unique way of rowing. They stand and wrap one leg around the oar doing a sort of figure of eight motion . Unfortunately the trip started to follow the tourist norm in Asia in that we were taken to local silver ...
... for a wander as usual and came across a noisy procession heading to the East of town. I asked about this when I got back to the hotel . Today is buddha's birthday! I was told there would be a big celebration in the evening. As it got dark I walked back down the street to find somewhere to eat. I had just finished my curry and rice when I noticed people starting to gather out on the street so I paid up and went to loiter. I could hear lots of noise up the road ,music, singing ...
... 16th c but that the last reconstruction was of the 17th c. We followed a side path up to the top along which she told us about bamboo and the bamboo bug that was yellow and people ate along with the local rice wine - was it rice wine?
We got to the top which was filled with a collection of old and new stupas. Mya Mya showed us some with parts missing because people had to vandalize them in order to feed themselves. I loved the bells at the tops of ...
There were lots of shack houses, paddy fields, morning glory and other
crops. After two and quarter hours we were feeling very hot and sticky
so decided to abandon the trip. Appropriately we got off where a
convenient beer house awaited around the corner. We refreshed ourselves
with a couple of Dagon beers and watched the local lads playing
football, one in an Arsenal shirt.
On our return ...