Kyauk Myaung

Kyauk Myaung is a small town located on the banks of the legendary Irrawaddy River which showcases the artistic side of Myanmar through pottery! Around 15 000 of the town’s residents have profound knowledge and participate in the intricate art of San Oh, which translates as pottery. Travellers can find a number of large scale glace factories scattered across and around the town and visiting one will certainly be a unique and exciting experience.

The clay pots made here have a reputation of having the highest quality and they are known to last for a long time. Locals use these pots for storing and fermenting food and drinks, these are also imported to foreign countries and are showcased as ornaments at homes and office spaces. Apart from pottery, the city has a whole host of cultural as well as historical attractions which includes shrines and temples which are also worth paying a visit during your time here.

Fun fact: The area of the Irrawaddy that winds around this town is known to have a healthy population of the elusive Irrawaddy dolphin and it is one of the regions in Myanmar where you will have the best chance to spot them.