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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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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 …
... Lwin. This town mostly sees burmese tourists when the temperature in the country become unbearable as we are in elevation, roughly 7 degrees Celsius less than Mandalay. The gardens are quite beautiful especially the flowers, the bamboo walk, the wooden watchtower and the walking aviary where we spot some cool birds (although they are still in a big cage). Tonight we have a bus leaving for the town of Kalaw.
... time the other smaller bridge that was built by the british during the occupation. We have one more quick stop to Mahawizayaranthi pahtodawgyi (totally unpronounceable for us, the locals have no problem of course but it doesn’t sound anything like what is written), a totally white temple (Iuri’s favourite) and because of the hour of the day, we get really good pictures of it. And then it is back to the hotel through the chaos of the city, which is in itself an ...
... to keep them awake on long drives. The majority of people don't swallow Paan as it isn't good for you. After all, when Paan is chewed, it turns saliva into a muddy red colour. Now you know why the streets are covered in red stains... After spending the afternoon getting acquainted with the city I then used the next day to hit some of the main sights. First on the list was the Shwe In Bin Kyaung monestary (the complete structure is made from teak wood). ...
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 ...