There is a lot of pressure on the accommodation in Nyaungshwe, and in high season some travellers have had to sleep in monasteries or hotel restaurants after arriving without reservations. At the time of research, the government had announced plans to allow some monasteries in the area to officially accept tourists, but details were not yet available.

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