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Boat from Mandalay to Mingun

Fui informado, no meu hotel, que havia uma companhia pública e uma privada que fazia a ligação entre Mandalay e Mingun. Quando cheguei ao cais, deparei-me apenas a companhia privada.

At my hotel I was informed about a public and a private company linking Mandaly to Mingun. When I arrived at the port, I have found only the private company.

Horário - Timetable
Mandalay- Mingun
09:00 - 09:55
13:00 - 13:45

Preço - Fare
5000 Ks

O barco público, supostamente, sai de Mandalay às 08:30 e o bilhete deveria custar entre 3000 e 4000 Ks.
The public boat is supposed to leave from Mandaly at 08:30 and the fare should be between 3000 and 4000 Ks.

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Apr 18, 2016

Slow boat from Mandalay to Bagan

Besides the tourist boat, there is a slow boat twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays, from Mandalay to Bagan. The trip takes about 14 hours and the fare allows us to have a seat in a plastic chair.
During the trip we have opportunity to see how the people live in the several villages the boat stops. At these points, locals come inside the boat to sell local prepared food and fruit.

15 USD

05:30 - 19:30

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Dec 16, 2013

Getting to Mingun

Getting to Mingun is an easy process. There is a jetty at the river banks from where daily boats depart for Mingun at 9 am. You can buy your tickets (paid in kyats) at a non-signed booking office where you also pay for your entrance fee to the archaelogical zone of Mingun.
We had to jumb several boats before entering in ours..
The journey to Mingun lasted 1hr 20 minutes but the journey back was just 45 minutes. It is an interesting journey as you take a glimpse over the river daily life and the population living sustantial lives there (see additional pics)

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Jan 18, 2007

Take a boat at U Bein Bridge

When you go to Amarpura and U Bein Bridge there are a number of boatsmen who will offer to take you across the river. In the heat they work pretty hard so I would recommend that you walk across the bridge one way and catch a boat the other.

Cost US$2.50

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Sep 08, 2006
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Para ir de Inwa a Sagaing puedes tomar un ferry.
No se si la palabra ferry es muy grande para el bote que usamos pero el lugar era muy interesante

To reach Saigang from Inwa you may take a ferry to cross the river
I don´t know if the word ferry is too big for the boat we used but the place was very interesting

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Jan 28, 2006

Navegando por el Irawady-Irawady sailing


Para ir a Mingun hay que ir en bote por el rio Irawady.
El paseo es realmente relajante y no dura mas de media hora
En nuestro barco tuvimos que discutir para que nos dejaran ir en cubierta, pues decian que no se podia porque era un "ferry", lo conseguimos y cuando quisimos entrar dentro a la vuelta lo habian usado para tender la ropa
El muelle donde se toma el barco tiene una actividad muy curiosa y mucho colorido

You must go to Mingun by boat o he Irawady river
It is a very relaxing trip and don´t takes more than half an hour
We had an argue in our boat to go in the top deck , because they said it was not possible as the boat it was a "ferry", we got it and when we wanted to go inside again they had used to dry their clothes
The docks where you take the boat has a very curious activity and is very colourfull

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Jan 28, 2006

The boat to Bagan

Have a look at my things to do and
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Sep 15, 2006

Puente contra bote Bridge vs Boat

Puedes decidir cruzar el puente andando o bien en bote

You may decide to cross the bridge on foot or to take a boat

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Jan 26, 2006

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