Mandalay to Bagan on the Irrawaddy River: 16 hrs on the slow boat ferry

Boats anchored at a Ferry Stop

There are a lot of ways to get from Mandalay to Bagan.  Bus, trains, boats.  Our hotel (the Emperor Hotel) encouraged us to take one of the fast(er), more expensive tourists boats.  We pushed them for info on the public ferry and after a short phone call, they confirmed that it was indeed leaving the next morning and the price was 18,000 kyat each. Continue reading “Mandalay to Bagan on the Irrawaddy River: 16 hrs on the slow boat ferry”