the reception area is the social heart of the Thiripyitsaya Sakura, a
outdoor deck which also serves as a dining area. Next to the deck is
bar and the enclosed dining area; both featuring beamed ceilings with
roofs and ceiling fans. The photo to the left shows the outdoor dining
area, while the picture to the right captures the enclosed areas from
vantage point of the lawn that separates the dining area from the pool.
As you can imagine, it sparkles at night with the many small lights
the eves of the building, creating a cozy atmosphere.
photo to the left gives one a more complete view of the Thiripyitsaya
Shot from the banks of the Ayeyarwady, it shows the relationship of the
pool area to the dining and reception areas. The bungalows are off to
left of the photo. The hotel is ideal not only for its proximity to the
Mingalazedi stupa (a wonderful place for viewing the sunset) but also
its views of the Ayeyarwady River.
Ayeyarwady River is one of Asia's great river systems, and the
Sakura offers beautiful views of the sunsets on the river. The photo to
the left shows the view from the hotel's outdoor deck. On the evening
photo was shot, they were setting up for a sunset buffet on the deck.
photo to the right captures the eerie landscape of the Ayeyarwady
It could be a moonscape, as the dry summer riverbed gives way to the
which in turn abuts against the neighboring mountains. It is a stark,
and hauntingly beautiful setting.
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