Round-trip ferry ride from Pasondan Jetty to village of Dala across Yangon River
Dala morning market
Myanmar village life
Our service includes:
Round-trip transportation between your hotel and Pasondan Jetty
Experienced and fluent English speaking guide.
Round-trip Pasondan-Dala ferry ticket.
Trishaw while in Dala (driver’s tip not included)
Tea and snacks at local teashop
Day 1: Yangon - Dala - Yangon
Your English-speaking guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby at 8:00 a.m. and transport you to Yangon’s Pasondan Jetty located on the banks of the Yangon River. This lively jetty can see as many as 25,000 passengers a day coming and going in local ferry boats. Have your camera at the ready as this area offers a unique photo opportunity of the daily life for many of Myanmar’s people.
The ferry ride across the mighty Yangon River to the rural village of Dala takes approximately 20 minutes. Upon your arrival in Dala you will board a trishaw, a bicycle with a sidecar, and your local transportation for your village tour.
As your trishaw driver expertly navigates the rural lanes of the village your first stop is the Dala morning market. This daily, outdoor market is always filled with farm fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices, meats and locally caught fish, as well as all manner of consumer goods from clothing to household items.
Your next stop will be Dala’s most important landmark the Shwesayan Pagoda.
The centerpiece of this temple is a mummified monk who passed away around 150 years ago and is now encased in a glass enclosure. Local legend claims that the mummified monk magically opened one eye around 10 to 12 years ago as a warning to the villagers of an upcoming cyclone in Thailand.
Before you say goodbye to Dala and your trishaw drivers you will be invited to have a seat in a local teashop for refreshments and a snack as you do a bit of people watching. Your trishaw will then return to the ferry landing for your return trip to Yangon’s Pasodan Ferry Terminal where your driver will be waiting at jetty and transport you back to your hotel.
Note:Before you may enter this holy site you must be properly dressed with your shoulders and knees covered. You will also be required to remove your shoes and socks to enter all Buddhist temples in Myanmar.