IRRAWADDY RIVER CRUISE

 

 IRRAWADDY RIVER CRUISE

 

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The Mandalay Riverfront is a bit chaotic.

 

The Irrawaddy River flows southward through Myanmar (Burma).  I always enjoy sampling different modes of transportation when I travel so I gladly took advantage of the opportunity to take an Irrawaddy River Cruise from Mandalay to Bagan. 

 You can read details of the journey in my story at “In The Know Traveler” by clicking on the link below:

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SLOW BOAT TO BAGAN

(as published in In The Know Traveler)

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Some photos from the river trip as I cruised from Mandalay to Bagan.

 

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Parts of the riverfront are dotted with temples, cities and villages.

  

riverboat10Much of the river is lined with farms and agriculture – most rather basic using wooden carts, hand labor, and oxen.

 

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The cruise starts at dawn and it is a bit cool if you sit on the deck – as the sun rises so does the temperature of course and sitting on the deck is quite pleasant.

 

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Passengers have the option of inside seating – airline type chairs.  My cruise had few passengers and many on board chose to stretch out across several seats and catch a nap after the early morning departure.

 

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There was a small snack bar on the upper deck.

 

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Lunch was included as part of the fare.  A typical Myanmar meal of noodles and veggies.

 

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The Irrawaddy is a working river – there is lots of commercial traffic.

 

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It’s a leisurely 10 hour journey from Mandalay to Bagan.  It’s a very relaxing cruise and a chance to see Burmese life and culture along the river.

 

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The Irrawaddy River Cruise arrives in Bagan in the evening – just in time to settle in at your hotel and enjoy an evening meal in the ancient city. 

 

My Recommendation – Take The Boat! ……….. And Enjoy The Journey!

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SLOW BOAT TO BAGAN

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