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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. Arrange to visit Ayeyarwaddy River and other attractions in Mingun using our Mingun itinerary planner.
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  • In the untouched nature and, watching from a distance of, beautiful sunsets and river and a distant mountain scenery is beautiful even photos. Because unfortunately that Thames Water is in view and the clear stream of Japan comparison.
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  • Last 3 months, we have made a boat trip in Ayeyarwaddy River with my classmate in WTGTC (Weekened Tourist Guide Training Class). We started our trip from Mandalay to Bhamaw by express. We make our boa...  more »
  • The Ayeyarwaddy River, which is the 4th is located a few km from Mandalay. River longest of Myanmar. During their navigation, we allowed see the humility of the daily life of the population and the wonderful landscape. Boarding vessels is part of a small adventure, as you ascend through a narrow ramp and handrails of bamboo cane on one side, supported at the ends by two native crewmen. On the banks of this river, arriving at Mingun we have two large statues which are the chinthes guardians, measuring 29 m high and their original forms were bodies half lion and half dragon, but have currently lost almost the form completely. Mandalay is considered the religious center more important of the country, since half of its monks live in surrounding areas, around the hills of Sagaing and the ancient imperial cities of Ava, Amarapura and Mingun., to which we came across this river.
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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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