MALIKHA RIVER CRUISE
Along Irrawaddy River, we will pass through the following well-known citites and places like Yantabo Village. Then .......
We choose "RV Malikha 2 Cruise" for Mandalay-Bagan Route and details are as follow:
Dimension Main Engine Length : 105' 9" Type : CUMMIN x 2NOS Breadth : 16' 9" Capacity : 350 x 2 BHP Draft : 6' 3" Service Speed : 16 knots Seating Capacity Service Available on Board 129 Passengers TV, Air-Con, Bar
Easy Chair on Sundeck
ETD ETA Mandalay ~ Bagan 07:00hrs 13:30hrs Bagan ~ Mandalay 07:00hrs 14:00hrs
Mandalay Jetty Malikha Jetty (Gawwin Jetty) Bagan Jetty Ayarwaddy Princess Jetty
SHWE KEINNERY VESSELS
The Legend of Shwe Keinnery
In Myanmar literature, Shwe means the pure gold but usually used especially in describing valued articles.
Keinnery and Keinnera are very gentle mythical birds with human head and trunk of human body. In the legendaries of Myanmar, Thai, Laos and Cambodia, those half-bird half-human are creatures in the mythology.
Symbol of true love Keinnery is male and Keinnerar is female. One of Myanmar ethnic minorities Kayah people believe that they are decended from Keinnery and Keinnera.
Keinnery has head, torso, and arms of human being and wings, tail and feet of a swan. They are renowned for their dance, song and poetry. These are enable to fly between human world and mystical one.
The RV Shwe Keinnery 1, 2 and 3
The 1996 China – built three river vessels had been operated by the IWT (Inland Water Transport, Ministry of Transport) along the rivers of Myanmar from north to south for more than one decade since they arrived from their dock to Myanmar in 1996. Those vessels were named Shwe Keinnery numerical order one, two and three.
The RV Shwe Keinnery 1, 2 and 3 had been taken over by Interconnection Travels who has experiences in tourism and river cruising. One of the groups Ayrvata Cruises is successfully operating RV Pandaw 1947, an original 1947 built colonial steamer and going to expend a new fleet in the future.
For the convenience of the clients, the major renovation necessary renovation shall be done to all 3 ships before 1st October 2006. The gourmet restaurants would be operated onboard each of the ships.
The journey on Ayeyarwaddy (Irrawaddy) River lets you have a memorable experience. The river provides you an opportunity to see one of the most interesting areas in Myanmar onboard in the modern and comfortable ships. Each vessel has about hundred furnished seats in the main deck. Specious, well equipped observation and sundeck, a place to relax and having sunburn offer the spectacular views of historical monuments and the ways of local livings along the famous Irrawaddy River.
Located at the upper deck, furnished dinning hall is another place to rest, relax and having delicious cuisine and drinks during the cruise. Between two ancient capitals, it stops at Myinmu and Pakkoku respectively able to join the passenger en-route.
ETD Mandalay (Gawwein Jetty) 07:00 hrs ETA Bagan (Shwe Kunchar – Old Bagan) 17:30 hrs ETD Bagan (Nyaung U Jetty) 05:30 hrs ETA Mandalay (Gawwein Jetty) 18:30 hrs
Note: Arrival time may late depending on the permitted water level.
A fair town located at the west of Ayeyarwaddy river. Myinmu can also be reach by motor road, 39 miles south of Mandalay. A staple produce is rice as well as vegetables. The vast land of banana plantation are around Myinmu and export neighboring region.
Town of Magwe division, west central Myanmar, on the west of Irrawaddy River, south of the confluence with the Chindwin. The surrounding arid regions are interspersed between the fertile valleys of the Yaw, Myittha, and Mone rivers, where millet, sugar, maize, vegetables, rice, and tobacco are cultivated. Pakoku offers a huge variety of local goods and is famous for jaggery, thanaka logs, longyis, checkered blankets made of cotton and of course the famous cheroots, so popular with thousands of elderly Myanmar ladies!
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