Mandalay Swan Hotel
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... very local) and on to the royal palace. Rebuilt in 1995 ,having been bombed in the war but the 8 km walls remain intact. The rebuild looked ready to fall down,unlike the 1895 teak Shwenandaw monastery which was beautiful. A call in to see the worlds largest book-Buddhist scripture carved on 729 marble slabs, then home for a shower and dinner ...
... s out. Didn't manage to catch one taking a selfie unfortunately. After the buffeting we decided to head back into the city for dinner. Thanda found us a little local noodle shop where we tried the local specialities.
After an early start it was time to call it a night so headed off to bed. Grateful for a lie in we decided to meet up at lunch time. Thanda had to visit some family before ...
... He'd forgotten that you can't tend fields and build monuments at the same time. Since then the results of two serious earthquakes have cut the lions in half, and rendered huge cracks in the unfinished stupa.
We stepped ashore and didn't take the buffalo taxi on offer, but walked through the village past all the shop shacks, carefully sidestepping the young girls selling there souvenirs, to the temple dedicated to the memory monk. This was ...
... having to switch off the air conditioning to make it). As we got to the car park just before the summit, it was becoming obvious that we weren't alone. We took the escalator up the four very high levels to reach a 360 degree balcony surrounding a temple. From this viewing platform we were able to see the whole of Mandalay which its stupas, temples and large jail. The sunset was a damp squid because of the excess heat haze caused by the excessive heat of the day, but it was great ...
... the government. 20% tax on food and hotel and no idea where the money obvious not into the infrastructure of schools, roads, sewer.
I liked Pyin Oo Lwin its good for a day to relax between travel. I did get a case of food poison don't know if it was from ...