WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT OUR LOCATION
St. Petersburg, Russia
“It’s all about serenity and peace”
I should say that nothing in my life has ever been so amazing.
We certainly were notified that there is to be no electricity so all the phones should be charged beforehand. The hotel itself is a chain of rafts with a couple of rooms on each of them. The room had a shower room with a toilet, a balcony with a hammock where you can relax and enjoy the serene atmosphere around you, and enough space for two people. The decor seemed very exotic for me. Each raft also had some chaise longues and more hammocks. Green pot plants were everywhere along the borders of each raft.
The beds were very cozy and had a kind of mesh canopy not to be bitten by mosquitos.
The river murmur makes it even more peaceful.
The dinner served was quite what we are accustomed to in my country – it was not spicy at all. Later in the evening we were offered to have a brief introduction of the Mon culture and could listen to their native music and enjoy a traditional Mon dance.
When it got dark, you can imagine how many stars one could see above – one can barely have such a view staying in a city. Oil lamps hanging around gave an unforgettable feeling.
We were also curious to try some Mon massage and it turned out that this technique was very different from what one may call Thai massage. And I enjoyed it much more, especially taking into considerating the atmosphere created by the nature’s sounds, oil lamps.
In the morning you can enjoy a walk along the Mon village with their school, temple and see how people live there.
This is not only a must-visit place. This is a place to return to again and again to find that inner peace and harmony and to meditate. This time we were too far from it but I’ll certainly come back.
“It’s absolutely amazing”
“Paradise in the middle of the jungle”
We saw the elephants bathing right next to the bridge from the rafts to the village and even got to touch them. On our way back one elephant was blocking the bridge with his trunk but could be convinced to move it with some fruits. : )
The river jump is another thing, you should definitely do! Put on a life jacket, walk all the way to the top of the rafts and jump in the river. It is so refreshing and fun. You just have to make sure you catch hold of the last ladder. : )