Yangon River, Yangon

  • Formed: In Yangon, Myanmar
  • Source: Hlaing River
  • Status: The marine estuary in southern Myanmar


Referring to Yangon, visitors can not miss the charming Yangon River - the source of life and culture of the Myanmar people maintaining rustic beauty along the great history.

The Yangon River or Hlaing River is formed by the confluence of the Pegu and Myitmaka rivers, connecting with the Irrawaddy Delta-known as 'the rice bowl of Asia' through The Twante Canal. Therefore, the river plays a key role in the economy of Myanmar, shown through the fact trade and movement of goods between regions.

Sunrise and sunset are the most ideal moments to see the stunning beauty of the river. Right from the first rays of morning sunshine appear, the water surface reflecting twinkling lights along with the red of silt, the green of trees create a vivid colorful picture. On the morning, the ferries are always crowed and bustling with basket-loads of commodity and food.  Around the harbor, stores is opened very early serving traders and travelers. Sipping a cup of tea for breakfast and enjoying the nice scenery along with the plain working life in here are really an interesting experience for tourists who desire to explore the hidden beauty of Myanmar. With 1500 kyat for the entire journey or 100 kyat per ride, travelers can discover the rural life of the Myanmar people at riversides, fishing or buy regional specialties. From Yangon River, visitors can stop in Twante, where famous for the traditional pottery trade.

After a day trip, tourist will be ecstatic by the sunset in Yangon River - a spectacular image with gold plated temples and towers from afar sparkling in the sun in many different angles. In this time, the skyline and river surface seem to have no distance. When walking along the famous Strand Road on the banks of the River Yangon, tourists have the opportunity to learn more about the nightlife in here, notably bars in Yangon Port with plenty of sparkling colored lights and throbbing music on this street. Many music and fashion shows are held to serve the entertainment needs of visitors. The vibrant and bustling lifestyle at night is totally opposed to simple working life in the daytime. It can be said that Yangon River is the wonderful combination between the beauty of nature and human inspiration.

Let come and experience the spectacular sceneries of Yangon’s waterways and the rich cultural that lying along the banks of the Yangon River. You will discover a unique hidden charm in here.

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Yangon Zoological Gardens and Parks
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