This is a fine example of idiocracy. Officially known as the Nann Myint Viewing Tower, was completed in 2005, built for & priced for tourists. This eye-sore is just one of the terrible fates that await the once unspoilt landscape of Bagan. It can be seen on the horizon from a fair distance & is a vehicle of the military junta to milk cash from people who want to eat shrimp salad or for taking a dump while enjoying the sunset views. It is noticeably missing a huge all-seeing eye on top.
Unimpressive at 60 meters, it looks like a control tower whose design fell off a crap heap. The $10 USD entrance fee will raise a few eye-brows. The tower is built on the grounds of the 5 star Aureum Palace Hotel whose profits support military generals who like to drive BMW’s & imprison Buddhist monks. Located in between the Bagan golf course & Nanda-Nyin Naya temple. Watch the fine drama in Rambo 4 for a brief introduction of Myanmar’s current issues.
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