Spending a few days in Yangon is a wonderful occasion to understand myanmar people and travel its good sites. One of those is having a full day to discover the lives by Ayeyarwaddy River in Dala and Twante.
If Dala - about 40km from Yangon - is one of the most joyful villages of burma (Burma), where you may experience the life on motorcycle, the friendliness of vendors on the road and the cheerful eyes of children, Twante is the traditional pottery handicraft of this country, where you can learn about the skillful people and their beautiful works, admire how young generation is keeping and developing the secret of their family’s traditional workshop. One day in these pretty towns is worth experience to take some memories of your pretty myanmar holiday back home.
Dala – How the lives get on by the Ayeyarwaddy River?
How to get there:
What to realize
Leaving Yangon in about 20 minutes and take a tour in Dala for 2 – 3 hours in the afternoon is an excellent adjustment of the day. There are a lot of things recommended in this town:
take a walk around Dala, there is a mix of harsh, dusty dirt roads and the piles of animal walking through streets to streets. This is the rare thing which may not be found in rushed cities alike Yangon or Mandalay. You will notice chicken, goats and cows are freely crossing the street now and then. Spend some kyats (the local Burmese money) to carry a trishaw ride and enjoy being a farmer. Trishaw is one of the most common means of transportation in here. Riding by trishaw, watching authentic rural life, looking at the young kid slowly pass-by is something that has been lost in the broad and modern countries. Get to the fresh fish market of the village and interact with the “local businessman” are also interesting and notable activities.
Belong to burma means there is no destination that you cannot adventure without a golden temple. Shwe Sayan Pagoda is a significant landmark of this town. All people that coming to this pagoda will pay their respect to the mummified monk in a glass cased for their calm life. The sacred Buddha has been taking care of the whole town for around 150 years and surely more to come. The legend has said 10 – 12 years ago, he has warned the villagers about a coming cyclone from Thailand.