Tin Tun Hlaing runs a great simple little guesthouse here at AKZ, located down towards the southern end of the village.
Lodgings are extremely simple. Upstairs and downstairs rooms (upstairs are better) have shared cold water bathrooms and showers on the ground floor. The walls are decidedly thin -- you will hear everything your neighbours have to say and do through the evening so light sleepers will want to pack earplugs. The owner is a very friendly guy who speaks English -- it sounds ridiculous, but he really reminded us of Yogi Bear. There is a small terrace on the upstairs floor and an internet cafe with incredibly slow (but functional) internet. The owner can help with advice regarding onwards travel and can arrange laundry and so on. This is an overall good value spot -- just pack those earplugs.
Address: Strand Rd, Mawleik
T: (01) 129 2589; (01) 129 1489;
Coordinates (for GPS): 94º25'3.59" E, 23º38'11.11" N
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Room rates: Under US$20
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Sgl fan share bathroom||5,000 kyat||5,000 kyat|
|Dbl fan share bathroom||10,000 kyat||10,000 kyat|
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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