Hands-on Yangon by Urban Adventures


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Hands-on Yangon by Urban Adventures

Highlights / General details
Across the Yangon River, the region of Twante is home to the "Oh-Bo pottery" community. Feeling creative? Dive in with a hands-on lesson (literally) and learn how it's made. Finish it all off with lunch and a spectacular view from one of Myanmar's highest pagodas.

Meet with local pottery artisans and learn about their craft.
Unleash your inner artist by trying your own hands at a traditional pottery creation.
Escape the bustle of downtown Yangon with a ferry ride across the river to explore the area’s more traditional communities.
Visit one of the country’s highest pagodas, offering stellar views of the countryside.
Get a taste for local flavors with a visit to a popular restaurant and nearby market.

Local English-speaking guide; Transportation via ferry, taxi and/or dyna truck; Lunch.

Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Items of a personal nature; Gratuities.

Hours of operation
Available daily at 9:00am. No tour departures on April 13-17.

Approximately 5-6 hours.

Meeting point: In front of Asia Plaza Hotel, 277 Bog Yoke Aung San Road, corner of 38th Street, downtown Yangon.
Ending point: Pansodan jetty. From here, there are plenty of taxis and it will take approximately 10 minutes to get to most central Yangon hotels. Your guide will be able to assist you with getting a taxi, if you like.

Your Yangon tour starts with a quick walk through the city’s streets as you head down to the riverside and jetty. There, you’ll travel like a local on a public ferry across the mighty Yangon River. The journey is only 10 minutes long, but it’ll offer up a great view of daily river life — not to mention excellent photo ops!
From here, your Yangon city tour will take you by either private taxi or ‘dyna truck’ (a pick-up truck similar to a songthaew) through the countryside as you head toward the town of Twante, where local potters work with traditional tools and local kilns and materials. Once there, you’ll visit with community artisans and not only see some of their products, but also learn how their work is produced. Fancy getting your hands dirty? Then participate in a literal hands-on lesson as you test out their traditional pottery methods.
Next up, you’re heading up — walking for about 20 minutes uphill to reach Shwesandaw Pagoda, one of the highest pagodas in Myanmar. Take in the fantastic view of the surrounding area and feel 1,000 years of history at your feet.
Hungry? Good, because your next stop is a popular local restaurant that specializes in vegetarian cuisine. The restaurant is situated close to the local market, and you’ll have plenty of time to relax and explore the area.
Finally, your Yangon tour finishes with a return ferry ride, but not before your guide has pointed out a few note-worthy sites on the ride back. Board the boat to re-cross the Yangon River, and head back into downtown Yangon.

Additional Information
Dress in Burma (Myanmar) is conservative, so lightweight, long-sleeved clothing is appropriate. Skirts, dresses, and shorts should be knee-length or below. Wear comfortable walking shoes and check the weather before you leave, and come equipped with sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and a raincoat if necessary.
Shoes must be removed when entering the Aung San Museum.

Participant restrictions
Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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