I chose the shortcut which is along the farmland, great scenery and lifestyle of villagers but the road is very bad. In some places, I had to dismount and push the bicycle because it was impossible to ride on sand road.
I could see the tower clearly from here but It is still some distance away. I almost gave up and returned to hotel half way because I was too exhausted and dehydrated.
There is a beautiful garden below the tower with animal statues such as elephants, deers etc.
Entrance fee to the tower is 2000 kyats for local (include welcome drink). I couldn't wait to drink a glass of water. However, the welcome drink (juice) made me more thirsty. So I had to buy water bottle at the Tower's restaurant even though I knew it would be very expensive. As expected 1 bottle 1000 kyats (outside price was only 250 kyats at that time).
This is the 5 stars hotel beside the tower. It must be very expensive and I am not sure tourists will choose to stay there or not may be only the rich one.
|This is the best sunset photo I get from that evening. It is not that impressive.|
After sunset, the staff showed me what are the facilities available inside the tower. This is the meeting room.
|This is the seminar room.|
Impressive sculpture of elephant and the king.
After visiting the tower, I had to take long journey to return to the hotel because I used the main road instead of shortcut.