2 Days Yandabo Village
This village makes water pots that you see in use all over Myanmar. The whole village is involved in making the pots in which a wonderful finish with a lot hard manual work. Everyday living in these villages is hard work. Get Excellent Experience, by walking through the village and learning step by step how the villagers produce their pottery in a traditional way with this our amazing tour.
Remark: This tour is just an example and can be customized to your preferences.
Day 1Mandalay - Yandabo (By Car)
After breakfast, drive to Yandabo Village (110 Km, about 3 hours) Yandabo is a village on the Ayarwaddy River in central Myanmar, where The Treaty of Yandabo (which ended the First Anglo-Burmese War) was signed on 24th of February 1826. It is also a well known destination for the pottery making ability of its habitants: when visiting the village the guests will be able to see pots like the ones in this picture made out of the river bank clay. For Yandabo villagers pottery making is also fundamental to store water and food supplies and for this reason one person can make from 30 up to 70 pots.
Upon arrival, check in at Yandabo Home, overlooking the shores of the Ayarwaddy River, nestles among the local houses of the charming Yandabo village. Lunch at hotel restaurant, with its marvelous wooden deck overlooking the river.
Afternoon, visit ashore to seeing the pottery making process at various stages. Yandabo, historically recognized for the signing of the Yandabo Treaty which took place under a tree on the riverbank in 1826 between the British and Royal Burmese House- hold of Ava. After, visit the school and the monastery. Enjoy sunset time by walking along the river bank of Ayarwaddy River.
Overnight stay in Yandabo Home.
Day 2Yandabo - Myingyan - Bagan (By Car)
After breakfast, drive to Bagan (106 Km – around 3 hours) through Myingyan small town. Arrive Bagan and lunch at Art at Bagan Restaurant, a nice restaurant overlooking Ayeyarwaddy River serving delicious Asian food. Transfer to hotel for check-in.
Afternoon, visit to famous temples and pagoda of Bagan such as Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century. See 13th Century frescoes adorning the corridors of Kyansittha 'Cave' Temple. Next stop is Htilominlo, the last Bamar style temple built in Bagan and then to Ananda Temple, a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas. Continue to Sunset Hill (an elevated viewpoint) to watch an unforgettable sunset over the plains and end of your sightseeing.
- Accommodations at spacious local house & hotel
- Sight-seeing with English speaking station guide
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with driver
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