If, like me, you only have limited time in Mandalay, Mingun is a serious contender for a ‘must-see’ attraction. From the cow-driven taxi carts to the truly impressive main temple and even the Mingun Bell, which had the title of the ‘largest ringing bell in the world’ until 2000. There is enough here to fill a day and have...
In Mandalay city itself there isn’t much to see, apart from The Royal Palace, it’s better to get out the city for the more interesting sights. I didn’t get to do much while I was here due to the bad stormy weather conditions, not even the famous Ubein Bridge, the longest teak bridge in the world. I am heartbroken about...
We didn’t realise at the time but this was part of Inle Lake, we had arrived! Day 3 There were a few more inclines on day 3, but nothing too intense and we were not rushing, in fact, it felt like a slow walk. Day 3 saw more ‘civilisation’ and less nature. We passed by a monastery and stopped to watch...
….The walk was again not that challenging, with some short inclines but mostly it was flat… Day 2 It was a relaxed start, waking up to breakfast being made we had time to walk around the village taking photos or play with the kittens and even interact with some of the locals. By interact I mean smile and wave but it’s...
Whilst researching trekking in Myanmar there was surprising little information about this Kalaw to Inle Lake trek. Just some vague stories and a few descriptions of companies. Nothing to tell me the difficulty level (easy to moderate), the scenery I would see (think lake districts mixed with norwich and some pine cones), whether I have to bring 3 days...
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