On Wednesdays and Sundays, the slow boat leaves Mandalay and travels to Bagan. While the journey time is between 14 and 16 hours, the experiences are incredible. The interaction with the local people on the boat, the people at the places that you stop off at, as well as other travllers, will stay with you forever. The fast boat is not much faster but is 4 times the price and does not stop. The slow boat is as much of a part of the Myanmar experience as anything else you will do. But be prepared for the morning to be cool, if not cold.
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