Shwe man Thu Bus StationBus station Shwe man Thu
Torun River - Busses & Accommodation in Myanmar November 2013
Twin room, tidy, large, a little loud, air conditioning, bath, TV, safety box, Wi-Fi, fast wi-fi, fast wi-fi, good reception in the foyer, very helpfull personnel, good breakfasts on the sixth level, mostly from China, price: 40 US$; Monywa: New construction, centrally located (corner Myin Mu Rd. /Station Rd.), small twin room, very neat, calm, air conditioning, bath, TV, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi, fast broadband connection in the foyer (slow!), linen services, very helpfull personnel, good breakfasts on the rooftop patio, price: 25 US$; Bagan/Nyaung U: "In-Wa Guesthouse":
Doubleroom, tidy, a little loud because of the structure in the back of the house, air conditioning, bathrooms, wireless connection in the foyer (slow!), good rooftop deck breakfasts, price: 25 US$; the desk clerk was very friendly and supportive, offered bike rental, Irrawaddy cruises and bus passes; there were also rooms that could be removed upon arriving, but not in high seasons (December-January), although he also charged 35 US$ for the same type of room; Kalaw:
10-15 minutes walk from the old square, large semi-detached house in a nice and peaceful backyard, very tidy, air conditioning, safety deposit box, large bathrooms, very supportive personnel, very good breakfasts in the backyard, price: 45 US$; by bus: One or two day in advance we always purchased bus station or Yangon bus shop ticket, per person:
Yangon-Mandalay: Shwe Mandalar Express (first class), 16. Including 500 CZK, shop entrance opposite Yangon Central Station, very comfy seating with plenty of legroom in the latest coaches, air conditioning, TV with earphones, approx. 8 hours on the new motorway, including 45 minutes 45 -minute midday rest, from 10:30 am or around 7 pm; Mandalay-Monywa:
Mini bus (10 seats), ac, 3. 500 CZK, Thiri Mandala Bus Station central Mandalay 1 full working days in advance, length approx. 3,5h including 20 minutes stop, from 10:00am; Monywa-Bagan/Nyaung U: Mini bus (10 seats), ac, 4,000 CZK, purchased at Monywa bus station 1 full working hour 1 working hour before, from 11:00 a.m.; Bagan/Nyaung U-Kalaw:
10,000 CZK Shwe Man Thu (bus company), purchased at In-Wa Guest House front desk, large bus with part-time operation, bus will pick you up from 9:00 am or in the evenings, length 8h including 30 minutes afternoon snack; bus was full with 15 other persons in the hall, probably on the way to the full-lunar balloon party in Taunggyi, another 1h rest due to motor difficulties on the Bergstraße to Kalaw!