The Name

Mountain Walks

Fell Walks

Coast Walks

Pilgrim Walks

Other Walks




The Barn

River Cruises


Amara River Cruise
Day 4.


Kyaukmyaung is famous for the manufacture of large glazed earthernware pots known as Martaban jars, established when 5,000 Mon war captives were settled in the area by King Alaungpaya (1752–1760) after his conquest of Pegu. The glazed pots were also called Ali Baba jars and transported down the river on bamboo rafts. The biggest of these jars can hold about 105 gallons (over 400 litres) of water or food, mainly fish paste or ngapi, fish sauce or nganpyayei, and peanut oil.



Heading down river towards Kyauk Myaung Pottery Village



Teak logs being floated down stream



Moored at Kyauk Myaung