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Mandalay Day two

MYANMAR | Sunday, 7 July 2013 | Views [375]

Today we head out of town to see some sights.

There is certainly mroe to see outside of the city than within it.

Sagaings temple studded hills and golden tipped stupa's edging out of the greenery were just stunning, viewed nicely from the Soon U Ponya Shin Paya. We sson loose count of what we have seen and where we are! Watching the 100's of yougn monks lining up to have their lunch at the Maha Ganayon Kyuang seemed a little bit wrong! And l wished l had my camera to take better photos.

Inwa was a gorgeous little Island even though we were a bit worried about the crossing in the boat, think we are paranoid now! We had a lovely lunch at a restaraunt under the big tree, where we felt terrible as it was one mans job to stand and fan us!! Could'nt get out of there quick enough! Intot he horse and cart for a trip around the Island and we had avoided this so far and l felt so bad for that poor little horse having to tow us about, l hated it! We visited a gorgeous teak monastery, Bagaya Kyaung and the leaning tower of Inwa, Nanmyin, l did not climb it as it looked very unsafe, not pushing my luck anymore. Maha Aungmye Bonzan was a gorgeous ruin of a palace apparently, great photographic spot!

It was a very peaceful place, but l would have enjoyed the place more if we were on motos. We got to the last temple and Bruce waved the driver on! He's all stupa's out!

U Beins Bridge, the longest teak footbridge in the world was a sight to see, so high and dry across the water with water buffalo's swimming underneath and men fishing, again "I want my camera" We met up with the lovely two NZ brothers that we met in Bagan.

Back to Red Cannal and we eat at the Cafe City for our last meal.

Many people say not to come to Mandalay but we have enjoyed this city, its large, dry and dusty, nothing like Yangon but very likebale, give it a go.

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