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Pottery Classes And Sightseeing In Yangon

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highlights
  • Learn more about pottery with local potters
  • Try creating a traditional pot with the help of a potter
  • Enjoy a ferry ride across the river
  • Visit one of the highest pagodas in the country
Across the Yangon River, the region of Twante is home to the "Oh-Bo pottery" community. Take a trip by local ferry and on foot to visit the artisans who create pottery using traditional methods and local materials. 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.

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. 
what’s included
  • Local english-speaking guide
  • Transportation via ferry
  • Taxi and/or dyna truck
  • Lunch
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 5-6 hours
Tour Type Group Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Meeting/Start Point Yangon, Myanmar
Good to know Dress standard: 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.

Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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