Explore the Ayarwaddy River
According to the geologists report, Ayarwaddy River lasts 45 million years. The River is a length of 1238 miles (1534 Kilometer) and our nation owns it ourselves and shares no countries like Mekong River with Thai, Laos.
The origin of Ayarwaddy River started from foot of Himalayan Mountain ranges snows in the Kachin State, the north of Myanmar, with the combinations of River May Kha and Malikha. It started 27 miles up from Myitkyina. The river flows from north to south.
The First Defile started near Bhamo (near Sinbo village) where is 114 miles away from Myitsone (the confluence where May Kha & Malikha combines).
The second defile is near Shwe Gu, Katha.
Continue downstream from Katha, Htee Chient, there is the 3rd Defile of Ayarwaddy River before reaching to Kyauk Myaung. We can see Myanmar Dolphin, Walse in the river near Kyauk Myaung. The 3rd Defile is 46 miles long, the depth of this defile varies in the low water seatson from 6 feet to 40 feet in the high water season in Thabeitkyin.
There are serveral villages on the banks of the defile, the ones about half way between Kyauk Myaung and Thabeitkyin being the most interesting to visit.
We are excited to introduce the beauty of Ayarwaddy River, the remote villages and her people, living, the nature and scenery.
Explore the legendary Ayarwaddy Rriver with luxury Cruise “Anawyahta Crive by Heritage Line.
Heritage Line is a classic river vessels, design to emulate the glories of a by-gone era in the areas. Each is unique in it’s décor and setting. Each detail is crafted to remake history. Authenticity, tradition, art and exploration.
The first purpose-built ship on the Mekong, the Jayavarman was inspired by a French-Colonial cruise liner. It charms guests with it’s romantic, pastel coloured cabins and quaint wooden bar. It has intricate woodcarvings, Khmer bas-reliefs and Vietnamese lacquer paintings resembling a floating art gallery.
The Jahan is Heritage Line’s most romantic cruise liner. It evokes the opulent vessels of British India and no expense has been spared in the interior and exterior decorations, which showcase the talents of local woodworkers, weavers and artists in Vietnam and Cambodia.
In Ha Long Bay, Heritage Line operates three traditional, high-end boutique junks, collectively known as the “Three sisters”.
Named after flowers that are native to Halong Bay, these Three Sisters include the Violet, the Jasmine and the Ginger.
Violet with just six suites, is the youngest sister, known for her bright charm. Jasmine, with 23 cabins, is the middle sister, offering languid comfort and Ginger-the eldest, with ten cabins, combines classic beauty and timeless grace of service.
The Anawrahta which sails the Ayeyarwady in Myanmar is the latest addition to the Heritage collection. Built to resemble a British-Colonial paddle-steamer, the ship features three spacious decks and 23 all-balconied cabins and spacious suites. With its gleaming white rails, polished lacquer and intricately carved woodwork, the Anawrahta takes guests to an era of bygone elegance in sailing.
The Cruise is named after King Anawrahta, the founder of Burmese Dynasty who introduced Theravada Buddhism to Myanmar.
The elegant 65-meter/ 214 feet long Anawrahta features three spacious decks and 23 luxurious cabins. With its gleaming white rails, polished lacquer, intricately carved woodwork and shining brass, Anawrahta takes guests back in time to an era of bygone elegance.