Adventure & Luxury Travel

South East Asia – Chapter 20 – One day in Mandalay – U Bein

South East Asia – Chapter 20 – One day in Mandalay – U Bein

Next up was a short, but sweet visit to U Bein Bridge in Amarapura. This bridge connects an island to the main land, spanning the Taungthaman lake at 1.2kms long and is made from salvaged teak wood posts (or columns) from an old palace that was being moved from Amarapura to Mandalay. It was constructedRead more about South East Asia – Chapter 20 – One day in Mandalay – U Bein[…]

South East Asia – Chapter 18 – One Day in Mandalay – Working Hands

South East Asia – Chapter 18 – One Day in Mandalay – Working Hands

After our overnight bus ride, we had a short time to freshen up and then we were back on the bus for our one-day adventure in Mandalay. Our guide told us that often tourists don’t like Mandalay because the city is spread out with no real ‘centre’ district. All of the attractions seem to beRead more about South East Asia – Chapter 18 – One Day in Mandalay – Working Hands[…]

South East Asia – Chapter 16 – Shwedagon Pagoda

South East Asia – Chapter 16 – Shwedagon Pagoda

Probably the biggest tourist attraction in Yangon is the enormous Shwedagon Pagoda. Nearly 25 000 people visit it per day on the weekend. Although, most of this is actually locals, not tourists. We only spent about an hour wandering around the inside area of the Pagoda, but I could have spent much longer! Thankfully, ourRead more about South East Asia – Chapter 16 – Shwedagon Pagoda[…]