Salay, Myanmar

Salay is a colorful old religious center in Central Myanmar, about 1 ½ hours south of Bagan. Salay is an important center of Buddhism in Myanmar with many active monasteries. It is a beautiful compact city of colonial buildings, monasteries and pagodas.

It is advisable to visit the famous monastery "Yoke-Sone-Kyaung'' which is a cultural heritage site in Salay, situated on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. It is famous with its spectacular woodcarvings.

Things to See and Do

* "Yoke-Sone-Kyaung'' monastery
* Man Paya Pagoda
* U Pone Nya museum
* Provincial market on the Irrawaddy River

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Kyat (MMK)
Language – Burmese
Land Area – 104 km2 (Bagan)
Electricity – 2 vertical Square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time - GMT plus six and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code +95

Port Location – The port is located on the Irrawaddy River.

Transport Links – Bagan is accessible from Yangon on Air Mandalay, Air Bagan and Myanmar Airways.

There is a direct train service running from Mandalay to Bagan with two departures daily. Tickets are available directly at the railway station and cost about US$6 one way. The journey takes about seven hours.

A daily express ferry service runs down the Irrawaddy from Mandalay to Bagan taking about five hours.

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