Mandalay Swan Hotel
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... s Archeological Zone. The combo ticket is said to include the following sites: Amarapura, Innwa, Pinya, Paleik, Shwe Nan Taw Kyaung, Mya Nan San Kyaw Royal Palace, Sanda Muni Pagoda, Kuthodaw Pagoda, Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda and Mandalay Hill. This ticket is valid for 5 days from the date of issue.
However, we didnīt buy the combo ticket and entered Kuthodaw Pagoda without being asked to pay. On the top of the Mandalay Hill we had to pay MMK 1,000 as a camera fee. ...
... 2006 or newer please! These draconian requirements really puzzled me, so I put the question to Google - "why does the condition of US money matter so much in Myanmar?"
According to the interweb, there is a common perception in Myanmar that US cash actually has some intrinsic value (especially compared with their historically unstable local currency, the kyat). We all know that cash has no intrinsic value, it merely represents value. A $100 note is a ...
... were not allowed due to the Buddhism from India where there was this class disparity.
Now apparently Amarapura and most of Mandalay has become very much a monastery school where the famous school has 1537 monks learning there. We watched as the monks queued to get the rice from the donors - one very large portion!). Donors are plentiful as lunch is a very impt meal of the day since they don't eat dinner. It felt rather intrusive though as ...
... We decided to sleep. Covering our faces with our clothes to prevent moths getting in our mouths we managed an hour or so of shut eye before Dave awoke with a start, shook Jenna and declared 'we're here.' We weren't.
Unfortunately, the moth situation had got a lot worse, and the boat was literally covered in the things. Trying desperately to visit the bathroom without ingesting moths, or get back to sleep while being tickled by passing moths was tricky, ...
... 4 pm and settled into the hotel which is very clean and sparkly new but design-wise leaves a little to be desired: Only one or two outlets that we can find, no racks for our bags, and the layout is a bit weird but still pretty comfortable. Neither Rosemary nor I had a desire to go out - Mandalay seems like a big city - 1 million people - and bustling and commercial in the area of the hotel. We have accessed the internet from our room but I am having ...
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- Swimming pool
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