Mandalay – Bagan Paukan Cruise 3D2N

Tuesday 02/03/15

I had booked us onto the Paukan Cruise, and we set off early in Mandalay to catch the boat to Bagan. Luckily as we asked for a taxi we were informed that the water level was too low to set off from the original jetty. If we tried to find out own way we probably would have gone to the wrong place. When we arrived we couldn’t see anyone else on board and found out that we were only 2 of 6 people on the boat for the first day, which was a pleasant surprise.

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I only spent one day in Mandalay in March 2015, I think you could easily spend 2 – 3 days here at a relaxed pace.

We took a 1 hour cab from the airport to Hotel Yadanarbon, it’s cheap and cheerful and the staff are really nice. They taught me that thank you = “jesurbae” and all the locals love it when you say it to them.

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