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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  • A boat trip is always interesting, many impressions sometimes from the boat offers a different view on the landscape.
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  • I highly recommend you bring him to the river where boats depart to Mingun. You can buy directly your ticket 5 usd or 5000 kiet. So enjoy the boat ride across the River to Mingun, that will be one of the day's experiences. Just get your boat through the other, walking on wooden planks and Burmese arms ready to help ... will be part of the experience ... enjoy!
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  • We took the two night cruise on the RV Paukan boat. We went up river to the historic sights at Mingun and then down river to more historic sights before leaving the boat in Bagan. There are so many th...  more »

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Where to stay in Mingun

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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