Myanmar: From Monywa to Bagan (video)

 

WATCH: 23 Myanmar: Traveling by Bus from Monywa to Bagan

 To travel from Monwya to Bagan we took the 9am and arrived at 12:30pm. (Our day started with a 7:45am wake-up, and 8am breakfast, after that we were off to the bus station for the 9am bus to BAGAN!)

We had bought our tickets the day before with the AGB bus company. My favorite part was when they put a bicycle on top of the bus! At one stop, I jumped off for a quick toilet stop. I ran through a restaurant and into the mud construction pile of dirt.

We went on the NEW BRIDGE. You used to have to stop in Pokukkua and switch to boat for an additional 4 hours of travel time so it took 7-8 hours for the whole journey, but our time 3 ½ hours!

The bus stopped outside of Bagan, and each foreignor was charged $10usd for a pass for seven days in Bagan. Buy the map for 1000K ($1.25usd) it is a good map.

When we arrived in Nyang U, they said a horse cart takes only 2 for 3000K and claimed a taxi would be more. Turns out that Moritz found a taxi that would take all four of us for 2000K.

We had booked ahead at Winner Guesthouse and the owner was shocked to see us before 1pm. She said, “What time was your bus?” as she knew we were traveling from Monwya in the morning.

See all about Monwya Caves, Standing Buddha and Thanbuddhay Pagoda in our other movies.

This movie is from our 28 days in Myanmar (Burma) from September 28, 2012 to October 26, 2012 and our year TRIP in South East Asia, see all the videos from our trip. October 9, 2012

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