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Traverse the Irrawaddy River, also known as the Ayeyarwady River, on your Myanmar river cruise and visit sacred sights nestled high in the peaks, such as Thantkyi Pagoda in the Thantkyi Mountain. Other highlights are the Ananda Temple at Bagan, one of the holiest sites in the region, and the cave temple of Gubyaukgyi with its beautiful frescoes of Buddha.
If you enjoy exploring parts of the world that have remained largely unchanged by modern civilisation, our amazing Amazon river cruises could also be perfect for you. Similarly, if you would love to see more of what Asia has to offer, then why not book one of our Mekong river cruises for your next holiday.
- Irrawaddy River sources – the N’mai and Mali Rivers in Kanchin – came from the Himalayan glaciers from the north of Burma
- The drainage basin of Irrawaddy measures about 404,200 sq. km., covering much of Myanmar
- Irrawaddy River flows through the Irrawaddy Delta before it goes to the Andaman Sea. The delta’s surface extends to the sea at a rate of 50 meters during monsoon season, which usually carries about 2,000 to 3,000 millimetres of rainfall per year
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