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|Location||Hotel / Bungalow / Guesthouse||Traveltime / Flighttime / km||Days|
|Direct flight Munich -> Doha -> Yangon with Qatar Air (15 hours), timeshift +5,5 hours||1|
|Yangon||Savoy Hotel||Bogyoke Market, Circle Line, Shwedagon Pagoda||2|
|Mawlamyine||Attran Hotel||Drive by car Yangon -> Mawlamyine circa 8 hours|
Excursion to Mudon
|Hpa an||Parami Guest House||At 12:30 ship Mawlamyine -> Hpa an, cruising time 5 hours, only Mo and Fr|
Hiking onto the pilgrims Mt Zwekabin
|Thanton||Thein Pyar Guest House||Driving by car Hpa an -> Thanton|
very simple accommodation, overnight stay better again in Hpa an
on the way visit the Kawgoon cave and the Bayin Nyi cave
|Yangon||Panorama Hotel||Drive back Thanton -> Bago -> Yangon circa 6 hours|
in the evening Cyberworld Internet
|Pyin Oo Lwin, Hsipaw||Royal Park View Hotel|
|Wild West atmosphereColonial Style, horse drawn carriages, railway Gokteik Viaduct||3|
|Mandalay||Mandalay City Hotel||Mandalay Hill, Amarapura, In-Wa, Sagaing||2|
|Monywa||Monywa Hotel||Thanboddhay Pagoda||2|
|Bagan||Thande Hotel Old Bagan||boat trip Pakokku -> Bagan||3|
|Yangon||Panorama Hotel||in the evening Cyberworld Internet||1|
|Pyay||Mingalar Garden Hotel||Srikresttra, oxcart||2|
|Yangon||Panorama Hotel||Cyberworld Internet||1|
|Mrauk U||Nawarat Hotel|
Mrauk U Hotel
|Boat trip, Chin village, Spider Web Women||3|
|Sittwe||Nobel Hotel||Speedboat to Taungoop||1|
|Ngapali||Silver Beach Hotel||Dream beach Ngapali, fishing village Lontha, White Island||4|
|Yangon||Panorama Hotel||Sakura Tower, China Town, Sule Pagoda||1|
|Flight back Yangon -> Doha -> Munich with Qatar Air (15 hours), timeshift -5,5 hours||1|
The most beautiful hotels and pensions on our second Myanmar journey
Savoy Hotel YangonThe Savoy is a beautiful boutique five star colonial style hotel near the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.
You can budget dinner at opposite Friendship Cafe & Food Company restaurant. There you get very tasty Spring Rolls and draft Tiger beer.
From the breakfast table we look directly at the golden shimmering Shwedagon Pagoda.
Attran Hotel in MawlamyineThe Attran hotel is right on Thanlwin River near the bridge. The simple, clean bungalows with shower/WC/Tel. are divided into four parties. Dinner is served on the terrace nearby the river.
Parami Guest House in Hpa anThe Parami Guesthouse is located on a hill in the middle of the city. We get the nicest room in the 4th Floor. Huge poster with waterfalls decorate the walls. The stairs are so steep and with excessive levels - the ideal training for hiking Mount Zwekabin. The views of Hpa an and the surrounding limestone mountains are breathtaking.
Thein Pyar Guest HouseThe Thein Pyar Guest House is located in the city center Thanton. The rooms are very simple, in the shower there is only cold water, but most important everything is clean.
Our street pub for dinner tonight is more reminiscent of a garage than a restaurant.
Proudly presents the cook in a small restaurant in Thanton its homemade pasta, he produces with an ancient pasta machine.
Mandalay City HotelModern central city hotel with a peaceful inner courtyard and good breakfast buffet. Built on the site of a former bus station. In the entrance hall is a nice goldfish pond.
Royal Parkview Hotel in Pyin Oo LwinWell maintained bungalow resort with beautiful garden. Great dinner at the onsite restaurant.
Candacraig HotelNot far away, but much more exclusive is the historic Candacraig hotel in colonial style.
The nostalgic horse drawn carriages let rise a kind of Wild West romance.
Monywa HotelSimply equipped bungalows, good dinner in the associated restaurant.
Very friendly and family atmosphere - all the crew and stuff say good bye and waving to us as we leave to Pakokku.
Panorama Hotel YangonView from our room window of the Panorama Hotelin the 9th floor (room number 914) towards the Shwedagon Pagoda and the Yangon Railway Station. The rooms on the upper floors of the Panorama Hotel should be preferred because of the lower noise pollution. Good breakfast buffet.
|Close to the Shwedagon Pagoda is located in a small park the very good Chinese restaurant Shan Kan. The gold of the Shwedagon Pagoda Reflected in the lake. For relaxation, you can rent a pedal boat in shape of a swan. Prices are in spite moderate for the upscale ambience (2 meals + 2 Myanmar Beer 7000 Kyat).|
Outstanding burmese evening dance performance with very good Buffet in the Karaweik Hotel.
Am Pansodan Jetty (gegenüber vom Strand Hotel liegt das Junior Golden Duck Restaurant. Vom 1.Stock schöner Blick auf den Yangon River mit Sonnenuntergang - Spezialität "Roasted Duck".
Thande Hotel in Old BaganIdyllically located between pagodas inside the old city wall is the Thande Hotel in Old Bagan near Ayeyarwaddy River. Many beautiful Pagodas (z.B. That-Byin-Nyu Temple, Gaw-Daw-Palin Pagoda, Sunrise Pagoda Mi Nyein Gon) sind vom Hotel aus zufuss erreichbar.
Nawarat Hotel in Mrauk UNawarat hotel was beautifully located, but the whole night is buzzing a electricity generator. Only the bungalows in the farthest corner of the apartment complex (eg No. 106) are reasonably quiet.
Located in immediate vicinity, the state-run Mrauk U Hotel looks fine from the outside.
Good meals we got in the hotel restaurant or in Moe Cherry restaurant not far away.
Silver Beach Hotel in NgapaliVery nice bungalows on Ngapali dream beach, excellent restaurant. Other good fish restaurants are located on the street behind the complex.
The sea water is crystal clear and the beach is absolutely clean, no alluvial prosperity garbage anywhere. The beach slopes gently into the sea, so is also suitable for small children. On the beach and in a souvenir shop beautiful freshwater pearl necklaces are offered at low price.
Here a List with more good hotels in Ngapali.
Blackmarket gasoline stationExtreme dangerous, what the two Burmese filling station attendants are doing here - a small spark and it makes bummmmmm :o(
The gasoline is filtered through a cloth.
1 gallon of gasoline costs on the black market 4-5 U.S.$ (as of February 2007).
The by government to the citizens allotted petrol is much cheaper with U.S.$ 1, but rationed per gallon in the amount. Frequent travelers must therefore buy on the black market.
Burmese travel guideSai is the best Travel Guide I've met in all my travels around the world. He knows his country perfectly, speaks very good English and is a very lovable, humorous person.
He accompanied us everywhere, climbed with us to dizzying heights, steep pagodas, scaffolded giant Buddha's, in the dark belly of the largest reclining Buddha in the world in Mudon and on summit of Mount Zwekabin.
The photo on the left was shot up in the air on the top platform of the steep Mahazedi pagoda in Bago.
Gourmet specialties"Roasted Duck" is a specialty at Golden Duck Restaurant in Yangon on Pansodan Jetty. Without reservation it is hard to get a table tn the evening. The grilled ducks are served along with head.
Money Exchange1000 Kyat (speak "Tschad") is currently the largest banknote in Myanmar
Exchange rate in February 2007: 1250 Kyat = 1 US$
On my entire 4 1/2-weeks journey through Myanmar I was rarely approached on the street for money exchange. So I was glad that Our Burmese travel companion had always enough money to change.
In hotels you can also change money, but generally you will get a worse exchange rate.
|Important: Take only absolutely new U.S.$ notes without signs of wear or cracks with you. Banknotes with slight damage won't be taken anywhere !|
|As travel agency with great customer service and excellent value for money I recommend
Golden Clover Travel & Tours in Yangon
Expert travel agency for Myanmar located in Yangon
Klaus-Dieter Mueller, the chief of Golden Clover (former Shwe Yoo) Travel & Tours in Yangon is living in Myanmar for more then 20 years. He is married to Shwe Yee, a very sympathetic Burmese and has three lovely daughters.
|The optimal travel season with moderate climate is between November and March.|
On end of October, the rainy season ends in Myanmar. From April it will be very hot (over 40 °C in the shade) and in May, the rainy season begins.
After the experience of our first two Myanmar trips I will visit Burma next time at the end of October, beginning of November. In particular, on our second trip in February, the country was extremely dry, dusty and distance vision usually limited by strong haze. At the end of the rainy season, however, the air is much clearer and the landscape looks greener.
Unfortunately, during the peak season from December to March no large Burmese Festivals are celebrated.
Domestic flightsDomestic flights are easily and quickly carried out to the desired destination. Recommended are the Burmese airlines like Air Bagan, Air Mandalay and Yangon Air. Since Cyclone Nargis unfortunately only a few tourists visit Burma and so flights are sometimes delayed or canceled at short notice.
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