Discover rich cultural treasures of ancient civilizations and kingdoms of the Ayeyarwaddy ( Irrawaddy ) river valley and Central Myanmar. Take a classic river journey along the mighty Irrawaddy river exploring hidden gems along the waterway and enjoying in world class services in various sized river boats.
Destinations in Central Myanmar
Two and a half centuries ago, the earliest Myanmar kings, determined to celebrate and memorialize their religion, decided to do so with beautiful, timeless structures. At the center of the country, they built thousands of temples, stupas, and monuments in a breathtaking variety of shapes and sizes, all packed in 40km² (16 miles²) of flat, copper plains next to the dazzling Ayeyarwaddy River.
Mention of the word "Mandalay" conjures up sentiments of romance and tragedy, as immortalized in the literary gifts of George Orwell, Rudyard Kipling and Somerset Maugham. The true saga of the last reigning monarch King Thibaw, however, is imbued with romance and tragedy as much as any literary account.
Pyay was formerly known as Prome. Pyay is an important commercial center for trade between the Ayeyarwady Delta. Central and Upper Myanmar and the Rakhine (Arakan) State. Pyay is lied some 180 miles to the noth-west of Yangon travelling along a well-maintained highway by car.
A hill station town that grew from Danu minority village to a summer capital of British administration during colonial era, Pyin Oo Lwin is located approximately 65km from Mandalay at elevation of 1050m. The climate is cooler and vegetation changes to pine forest.
Shwebo is a city in Sagaing Region,110km northwest of Mandalay between the Irrawaddy and the Mu rivers. The city was the national capital from 1752 to 1760 during the Konbaung period. According to the saying "Oakallawmyi Konbaung tee", Shwebo was built on 6th Waning of First Waso, 1115 ME by the king Alaungpayar U Aung Zeya.