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"Thiri Maying Hotel" Maymyo Things to Do Tip by Wakanki

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  Thiri Maying Hotel
by Wakanki

The rebaptised Candacraig Hotel, immortalised in Paul Theroux’s The Great Railway Bazaar, is the most impressive colonial building that I found in Pyin Oo Lwin. This hotel, which once hosted good British families looking for some fresh air, is today abandoned. There is a special atmosphere of “enchanted place” since the moment that you cross the main iron gate. The hotel is closed but through its windows you still can see large and warm rooms with its chimneys so it’s not difficult to imagine how life was there many years ago. When I was leaving I met a local family who have occupied few back rooms. Kindly, they let me have a look inside their new "home". I saw a big bathroom with its original bath in wood and a bedroom with a huge bed also in wood.

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  • Written Oct 23, 2011
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