Ayeyarwaddy River, Mingun

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Ayeyarwaddy River serves as a life-giving vein for the country, providing it with most of its commercial enterprise, but also affording tourists with many cultural adventures in a diverse natural environment. Being used for trade and transport as early as the sixth century CE, the river travels 2,170 km (1,348 mi) until it empties into the Andaman Sea. The river affords a closer look at the unspoiled Burmese villages that make their living from its shores, taking to the water to fish. Look out for various creatures, including the rare saltwater crocodile, the Irrawaddy dolphin, and a wealth of bird life, especially around the southern delta area, where plovers, great cormorants, and whiskered terns can be seen. Use our Mingun trip planning website to add Ayeyarwaddy River and other attractions to your Mingun vacation plans.
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  • Spent a week on a Pandaw cruising sedately down the river visiting various villages, temples and other historic sites. Experienced end of Buddhist equivalent of lent with burning promises floating dow...  more »
  • I did 2 tours on this mighty river. One for sunset in Bagan and another one from Mandalay to the Mingun village. It is quite interesting to see the life at the river and the be on a boat there. The ri...  more »
  • the wide river with many dakly activities of local people along the river bank is normally seen. During winter on October to March, there is cruise along the river from Mandalay to Bagan/ vice versa.i...  more »

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Mingun itself has no accommodations, although the city of Mandalay lies just an hour's boat ride to the south along the Ayeyarwady River. A very popular excursion for visitors to Mandalay, boats run from the jetty each morning bound for Mingun. Mandalay's accommodations are a varied bunch, with some particularly upmarket and refined options seated alongside altogether more backpacker-friendly fare, such as hostels and simple guesthouses.
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