Thande Hotel Bagan
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... as many sights as possible. It is also hard to keep track of what we are seeing and the names of the temples. Some are just a lonely single stupa, other a full on golden temple with different parts to it. On our second day, we rent a couple of bicycles to give up a little more freedom to move around. We cycle to Old Bagan, and see more of those temples. Again we catch sunset. It is great to be here as soon as you climb a little, you see ...
... but some blame the Hydro Dam further upstream. After lunch we went to the Ananda Temple. This is a beautiful pagoda. The finest, largest, and the best preserved. It was built in the 11th Century, and is over 60 meters. The Dhamma-yan-gyi Pahto was another huge pagoda. It was built on the 12th Century and is unrestored. There are lots of legends surrounding the construction, including the lopping off of the arm ...
... chock-a-block food stalls on one side nearest the lake, and on the other side were built stages and platforms every 100 meters. Into each of these stages ran three 4" pipes pumping water from the lake, across the road and up to the stages. Each stage was manned by 30 or more boys and girls, and lots of hoses, pouring water on every passing motorist, motorbike, or truck load of already sopping kids! Managed to keep reasonably dry, by pointing ...
... chemicals instead of the lacquer sap from trees and their fabrics are probably not silk as they claim but they still do handiwork. We saw a baby in a hanging cradle and old women missing some teeth. It definitely was a high point in the trip for me. It was all pretty natural. We also got to stop at the pump where people came to fetch their water and carried it home using plastic gerry cans tied to a yoke over their shoulders or alternatively on ...
... the sweeter because I had navigated my way there alone. Travelling alone, the fear factor is higher but so are the rewards. Every tiny decision and task falls to you and you can never stop being responsible and alert. But, in return you have the such special interactions with the local people and you get that enormous buzz of confidence and pride that you achieved everything all on your own. Please remind me about this next time I need that kick out the front door ...