|Bagan King Hotel Lobby|
Eventually, we took a brief stroll down the street to the scenic moat that surrounds the palace grounds. Many local people were out on the path circling the moat, exercising before the day got too hot.
|Sunrise over the moat in Mandalay|
|The hotel restaurant dining room. I was completely captivated by the intricately painted ceilings!|
|Even the restroom at the restaurant was interesting, located outside and on a narrow ledge six floors up!|
|Our comfortable, stylish room at the Bagan King Hotel set us back less than $62 per night.|
After a nap and a shower, we had a great day of low-key, if hot and sweaty, sight seeing.
|Yet another "dewy" day in Myanmar... LOL Using an umbrella as a sunshade is a key survival tactic during the hot season in Southeast Asia!|
|Sunrise over Mandalay|
|After all that coffee, I needed a visit to the restroom...located outside on a ledge... LOL|
|Al fresco restroom sink with a view|
|Buying a tasty, little, deep-fried snack from a street vendor. For the equivalent of 20 cents USD.|
|Terra cotta jars containing fresh drinking water, complete with communal cup, are a common sight all over Myanmar.|
|Myanmar has some serious issues with poverty and sanitation and Mandalay is no exception.|
|This small-but-mighty tri-shaw driver agreed to cart us up the street in the 100-dgree heat of the day.|