Yangon

Yangon is the main gateway to Myanmar and where the country’s most venerable pagoda, Shwedagon, is situated. Yangon is a main entry/exit point for tourists visiting Myanmar. In addition to Shwedagon, highlights in Yangon include the old downtown train station, Scott’s Market (Bogyoke Market), Chaukhtetkyi Pagoda, the river jetty, and many colorful colonial-era buildings.

From Yangon you can extend your trip to nearby towns such as Bago, Thanlyin, Twante (pottery village), further to the south at Golden Rock (Kyaiktyiyo) and Mawlamyine (Moulemein ), or for a few days up north to Pyay (Prome).

Bago:

About a 90-minute drive from Yangon, small town full of activities, busy open-air markets, large monastery, cheroot factory, woodcarving centre, etc.

Thanlyin and Kyauk Tan:

About a 45-minute drive from Yangon, located on the bank of the Bago River, well known trading centre in 17th century under Portuguese colonial administration. After another 25-minute drive from Thanlyin, you will arrive at the popular vacation spot of Kyauk Tan. A short, 3-minute boat ride takes you to Yele Pagoda, situated on a small island in the middle of the river, where many local visitors feed the fish and pay homage to Buddha at the pagoda.

Twante:

Known as “the pottery village”, it is accessible by 3-hour boat ride from Yangon through a canal, where you can see the life of fishermen along the way to Twante. Visit Shwesandaw Pagoda, cotton weaving factory, etc. This trip is a nice escape from the city life of Yangon.  For those who prefer to travel by road, you take the ferry (US$1) across the Yangon River to Dalah and take local transport to Twante.

Tips:

Walk around downtown, take the “Circular Train” around Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda festival (in March), visit local artists and art gallery, meet traditional medicine man, meet fortune-teller, food and clothing donation at orphanage or at mental institution.

Community

For years now, we have been involved in community projects, starting with the construction of a public library available to all children of Bagan, Our activities have grown over the years and we will continue to offer our time and resources to help those most in need in our country.

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