Silver Star Hotel
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From the dock, the bus takes us to downtown Mandalay. For a city whose name exudes exoticism, it's a little disappointing – busy, dirty and uninspiring are our first impressions. We arrive at our hotel, and everyone is looking forward to a shower and some time in aircon, so we negotiate a few hours of downtime this afternoon, which we spend …
Monywa - Monywa was a huge surprise!
We tried to find a hotel to spend one night and failing that stopped through on our way to Mandalay. Unfortunately, it was raining but we made the best of it and it did keep the temperature slightly cooler.
Our first stop was a temple called Thanboddhay. The style is completely different than any
other temple we’d seen in Myanmar so far and is said to have an Indonesian influence. It was built ...
... in my own 15 minutes of silence in meditation before going back down. But it was on my way down that made the stop worth it. I was as usual asked "Where you from?" by a monk on a bench beside the stairs. Usually I kindly reply "Canada" and keep walking, but this time his next statement was not "donations?", but instead "Now its your turn to ask a question." So that began a 20 minute conversation with Javana. At the end he took my iphone and gave me all his details and ...
... it to be spectacular. It was mentioned neither in any of the tourist maps nor in our guidebook, so we were the only tourists walking around the market. They were selling everything there: drinks, detergents and some weird food like for example crickets, frog and rats. It was really nice to see such a market and people looked really friendly and welcoming.
When we left the market we continued in direction to the Mandalay Hill. When we arrived at the entrance, a ...
Firstly , that shaking of the hotel last night was a result of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake at Chiang Rai in North Thailand about 250 miles away!! Met the girls at breakfast then headed down stairs to meet the taxi and guide they had booked for the day. Guides name was pronounced " Meow" he spoke quite good English . Due to the chaotic nature of this place it does seem easier to pay for a guide and as this is the most expensive place I have been to as of yet in Asia ,it also pays to share ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSilver Star Hotel Mandalay
This hotel should tick most boxes. Clean and convenient location. Close to the Nylon bar which has lovely icecreams and milk shakes.
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