Myae Swon village, Mandalay

  • Location: 45km from Mandalay, on the east bank of Ayeyarwaddy river
  • Status: A small village
  • Attractions: Famous for the dolphin trips, the Mawe Ann Taw pagoda and discovery of the local habitants' lives


When arriving to Mandalay, travelers will be attracted by the beautiful scenery and idyllic working life of the riverside villages, especially Myae swon village where you can have fun with naughty dolphins.

Lying on the eastern bank of Ayeyarwaddy River, small Myae swon village is well-known for the old dolphin-fishing method of the local fisherman. Dolphin is a rare species and particularly friendly to humans. Currently, there are only about 100 dolphins in the world which is most concentrated in Myanmar. Coming to Myae swon village, tourists can hire a boat and are ready for unique and interesting fishing trip with the local fishermen. Directly watching the gray huge dolphins will be an unforgettable experience in your life. Here, dolphin like a close friend with people, help them decoy smaller fishes into the net. The local fisherman use teak to knock at the boat side, creating specific sound. Dolphins hear that sound, get closer to the boat and attract other fishes. After that, the fishermen just cast a net and reward for dolphins by small fishes. This is the old but efficient method of fishing which only has in the mountainous and watery country. Moreover, strolling around the village help you understand more about the working life of the local people as well as feel closer with nature.

Myae swon village – a hidden beauty of Mandalay is waiting for you to explore and experience.

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