Thiri Marlar Hotel Bagan
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsThiri Marlar Hotel Bagan
The staff were very friendly and the rooms were clean. Breakfast was served on the roof with great views of the temples. Highly recommended.
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The bus pulled in at the friendly time of 3am, so we paired up with a couple of French travellers and a few Chinese to get a lift into town and find cheap accommodation. Once we were settled we took a quick shower and set off to see where we were. Bagan is a 27sq mile area dotted with thousands of temples dating back into the 11th century. The area used to be the hub of the country, but all the other buildings were built of wood, ...
... back to my hostel, I had to screech to a stop as a huge snake was crossing the road in front of me! Luckily, there were some locals around who didn't seem overly concerned by the sighting. Then, whilst eating breakfast outside of the hostel that morning, a loud banging started and the English guy who worked there came running out shouting, "it's the snake man". After hesitantly ...
This morning was a visit to the prototype stupa, built by the first king of the Bagan Dynasty who ruled from 1043-1077. The design was adjusted in the 17th C by the resurgent Myanmar Empire of those times. Then a visit to the market of Nyaung-U, a nearby town. We've seen many more tourists in this area; mainly from Europe. You can hire an electric bicycle for 3,000 kyat per day and there are lots of young folk getting around. There are restaurants, hotels and ...
Zaw went into detail about the archeological significance of some of the pagodas, pointing out specific bricks and scenes within. The history of these buildings was evident in the structure and mostly brick construction. We did visit one gold gilded temple but nothing close to the Shwedagon in Yangon.
Besides numerous temples and religious monuments, we also visited a few local handicraft stores. Myanmar is especially noted for production ...
... and even affection for Buddhism, but I am forced to conclude that this puts an enormous challenge for the economic development of a people. In every relgious monument that I visited, there was a box for the faithfulś offerings in order to maintain the building and the boxes were far to be empty. When 60% of the population lives in poverty this has to question me.
Yesterday I had prepared 10 photos to leave with my entry, but they didńt. So tonight itīs a second ...