A Glimpse Of Ayerwaddy Delta Feeling
Myanmar is a charming country with a culture that has been shaped by their ability to keep together thousands of people of different ethnicity, religions, languages and even architectural styles. If you want to truly experience and understand this melting pot, then join us for a tour of the , a truly unique part of Myanmar.
Located not very far from Yangon, the Ayerwaddy Delta is a perfect area to explore local villages and the untamed, natural beauty of this well-known region in the Golden Land.
After leaving Yangon, either by bus or by private transport, the first enchanting stop will be Pathein, the capital of the Ayeyarwady Region and famous for its amazing umbrella production and a special atmosphere typical of the port cities. If you have the possibility to spend at least a half day in this interesting town, you will not regret it as you walk around and explore the lively river side.
Leaving Pathein, you will have plenty of opportunities to experience more of the Delta Region, including:
Majestic natural reserves where you can see mangrove forests populated by crocodiles and Ayerwaddy dolphins (Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary); secluded and beautiful white beaches on the Bengal Bay, where you can ride a motorbike at sunset or just lie down and soak up the sun all day (Ngwe Saung Beach, Chaungtha Beach are the most famous of the several wild beaches of the region); typical and remote villages, where tourists cannot easily arrive; boat trips along the extraordinary Ayerwaddy River to mingle with locals and experience the unique beauty of this region.
The choice will definitely not be easy given all the treasures offered by the Delta Region! You will have to choose carefully and pack and accordingly for an adventurous and unforgettable trip around a mysterious and charming region that still surprises even the most experienced travelers.
Nature and adventure lovers
Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary (Boat Trip, Sanctuary Visit: Crocodiles, Ayerwaddy Dolphins, Mangrove Forests. NOTE: permissions and local guide are needed to visit these places. Must plan in advance)
Moeyungyi Wetlands North –East of Bago. Perfect place for bird watchers, placed on the migratory route of birds escaping the winter.
Soft adventure lovers
Boat trip on the Ayerwaddy River starting from Pathein Jetty, a lovely cruise along the Ayeyarwady to discover Delta nature and Delta lifestyle
Motorbike on the beach either starting from Pathein to Ngwe Saung or starting directly in Ngwe Saung. A relaxing and charming ride into the countryside and along secluded beaches with amazing views of the Delta Region.
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Ngwe Saung Beach offers a large number of great resorts (and some budget guest houses) with beautiful swimming pools directly on the beach and near nice villages and markets
Chaungtha Beach a reasonable alternative to Ngwe Saung. It is more popular among local people but always charming to experience
Shwemokhtaw Pagoda an elegant pagoda with a characteristic stupa that lights the whole city at night and reflects itself onto the river
Umbrella Workshop Shwe Sar Umbrella Workshop (653 Tawya Kyaung Rd) is just a starting point in the discovery of this charming artwork.
City Market and city riverside A visit to a city market during the morning never loses its charm, above all in an active city port.
Outer and outer of the beaten tracks
Madwin Point and Haigyi Island (Myanmar Naval Army Headquarter) Madwin point is not an easy destination to reach. Travelers need permissions to stay there and they cannot go around without a local guide. This is the place where it is believed Buddhism started in Myanmar and for this reason is worth a visit. Haigyi is a charming island divided in two parts by the Naval Army Headquarter and is a very restricted area surrounded by a surreal and mysterious atmosphere.
The Ayerwaddy Delta region is definitely a must for the intrepid traveler. It’s a unique location with culture and sights that will make it a memorable experience for those will to venture off the beaten path. Myanmar is a vast and expansive and to be able to experience this little pocket of the country will leave one with unforgettable memories of a beautiful place and with beautiful people.
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