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Nyaungshwe at Lake Inle

MYANMAR | Thursday, 4 July 2013 | Views [363]

I loved this town of Nyaungshwe, Bruce instantly rated it "a shit hole"! It's a dusty, crappy town admittedly but I still loved the vibe of it. 

Day one we arrived at the gorgeous View Point Lodge, right on the edge of town and looking over a canal. 

We walked about town and decided to just have a chill out day, it was lovely! Afternoon naps are always appreciated! 

Booked a boat for day two, you do not need to go far to be approached by boat men, women or boys! 

Day two we headed out to the main part of Lake Inle, taking in Inthein which l loved, you weave your way up a canal and the village appears out of no where, there are souvenir stalls leading the way to the main temple so you would not think we could possibly take the wrong turn but we did! Anyway, it was to our advantage as we stumbled into a monestry and the monk pointed to up the hill, certainly no tourists up here, once we had scrambled up the side of the hill we did realise we were in the wrong placce. Back down the hill and finally we see the errors of our ways and find the Shwe Inn Thein Paya, a complexof 1054 zedi's from the 17th and 18th centuries. More stupa's! Bruce thinks they should sell T Shirts that say "I'm with Stupa". He has also had enough of Stupa's! 

After this temple we on and off the boat to other pagoda's, cigarette makers, silver smiths, weaving houses, black smiths and a nice Place for lunch, we ditched the idea of staying out for sunset and also the jumping cat monestry! Sounded dreadful to me! Back to town, bye bye to our beetle nut chewing young men and off for a nice dinner in the dusty Town. 

We bump into Ross a guy who l had corresponded with via trip advisor about our trip, as our times were almost the same and he was from Brisbane too. After a long chat we decide to join them on the trip to Sankar the following day and this deserves its own entry as was very eventful! 

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