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Yangon – Twante – Yangon

KYAIKTHALE VILLAGE, TWANTE, YANGON REGION

This Community Based Tour in Kyaikthale Village is designed to encourage tourists to be culturally sensitive and to strengthen the unity of the community by supporting local enterprises and the livelihood of villagers. This tour therefore helps villagers build local skills and distribute opportunities fairly in the community. Taking this tour, you take an active part in protecting local culture, the environment and the village social fabric by minimizing your impact.

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Community Based Tour in Kyaikthale Village
  • Opportunity to learn about the cultivation of crops and poultry farming
  • Discover the local industries
  • Experience morning offering food to the local monks
  • Participate in a Myanmar Cooking Class
  • Enjoy a cultural show during dinner
  • Visit the children that reside and study in a monastic school
  • Interact with villagers
  • Contribute to the community
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Community Based Tour in Kyaikthale Village [ Day Tour ]
Option A : Day Tour

On arrival to Kyaikthalae village, guests will receive a warm welcome at the community lodge. A talk will be provided by the community leader to explain more about the village and the people this project currently supports. You will then pay a visit to villager’s homes to learn about their livelihood, see small local industries including bamboo basket weaving and sewing.

Later, take a walk through the fields and learn about the uses of natural fertilizer, the cultivation of crops and poultry farming. These visits certainly made you hungry, time for lunch. Following this delicious traditional meal, visit the Mingalar monastic school and meet the children during their recess.

On the way back to Yangon, stop for an interesting visit to Twante’s pottery kiln.The whole town is dedicated to pottery-making.

End of the Tour!

Option B : One Night Stay

Day 1:

On arrival to Kyaikthalae village, guests will receive a warm welcome at the community lodge. A talk will be provided by the community leader to explain more about the village and the people the project currently supports. This will be followed by lunch and an exploration of the village. This will be a great opportunity to learn about local industry, particularly bamboo basket weaving and sewing.

Dinner will be provided at the community lodge.

(Accommodation: Community Lodge)

Day 2:

Start the day with by making a food offering to the local monks as they go about collecting their morning alms. After carrying out your day’s first “good deed”, return to the Community Lodge for breakfast.
Shortly after, we will explore the fields of the local farming community to learn about the creation of natural fertilizer, the cultivation of crops and poultry farming.

Assuming you’ve worked up an appetite, you will then enjoy a Myanmar cooking class, using some of the produce sourced from the fields. For those we do not wish to join this, or need more outdoors time, take an active part in a tree planting initiative.

After a traditional Myanmar lunch at the village, drive to Phayargyi, to learn about ancestral pottery-making techniques at the long village’s 15th century kiln site.

Should you be interested, stop at the Mingalar monastic school to meet the children who study and reside here. You may wish to donate some fresh vegetables from the bio-garden and contribute to a nutritious meal for the children.

On the way to Twante, stop and visit a century-old Hindu temple at San Village.

If you are still keen to learn even more about traditional pottery making, the Twante pottery village can also be visited on your way back to Yangon.

End of the Tour!

Option C : 2 Nights Stay

Day 1:

On arrival to Kyaikthalae village, guests will receive a warm welcome at the community lodge. A talk will be provided by the community leader to explain more about the village and the people the project currently supports. This will be followed by lunch and an exploration of the village. This will be a great opportunity to learn about local industry, particularly bamboo basket weaving and sewing.

Dinner will be provided at the community lodge

(Accommodation: Community Lodge)

Day 2:

Start the day with by making a food offering to the local monks as they go about collecting their alms. After carrying out your first day’s “good deed”, return to the Community Lodge for breakfast. Shortly after, take a walk around the fields of the village to learn about the creation of natural fertilizer, the cultivation of crops and poultry farming. Assuming you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy a Myanmar cooking class. Using some of the fresh produce sourced directly from the fields, learn the secrets of Burmese cuisine. For those we do not wish to join the cooking class, you can join villagers and give a helping hand in their reforestation initiative.

After lunch at the village(cooking class lunch ?), drive to Phayargyi, where you will learn about ancestral pottery-making techniques at the long village’s 15th century kiln.

Following dinner this evening, guests will enjoy a culture show including traditional dance acts such as U ShweYoe & Daw Moe.

Day 3:

After breakfast, visit the Mingalar monastic school to meet the children who study and reside here. During your visit, you may wish to donate some fresh vegetables sourced at the bio-garden to make sure the children enjoy a nutritious meal.

After lunch, visit the Maung Tee Zedi built by King Anawrahta, one of Myanmar’s most famous and popular rulers. On your way back to Yangon, do not miss a stop at Paung Taw Chote Pagoda and at Twante, a town entirely dedicated to pottery making.

End of the Tour!

Option D : 3 Nights Stay

Day 1:

On arrival to Kyaikthalae village, guests will receive a warm welcome at the community lodge. A talk will be provided by the community leader to explain more about the village and the people this project currently supports.

You will then take a tour of villager’s homes to learn about their livelihood, see their small local industries including bamboo basket weaving and sewing.

Dinner will be provided at the community lodge

Day 2:

Start the day with by making a food offering to the local monks as they go about collecting their alms. After carrying out your first day’s “good deed”, return to the Community Lodge for breakfast. Shortly after, take a walk around the fields of the village to learn about the creation of natural fertilizer, the cultivation of crops and poultry farming. Assuming you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy a Myanmar cooking class. Using some of the fresh produce sourced directly from the fields, learn the secrets of Burmese cuisine. For those we do not wish to join the cooking class, you can join villagers and give a helping hand in their reforestation initiative.

After lunch at the village(cooking class lunch ?), drive to Phayargyi, where you will learn about ancestral pottery-making techniques at the long village’s 15th century kiln.

Dinner will be served at the Community Lodge

Day 3:

After breakfast, visit the Mingalar monastic school to meet the children who study and reside here. During your visit, you may wish to donate some fresh vegetables sourced at the bio-garden to make sure the children enjoy a nutritious meal.

This afternoon explore the area independently at leisure using provided bicycles.

Following dinner this evening, guests will enjoy a culture show including traditional dance acts such as U ShweYoe & Daw Moe.

Day 4:

This morning, pay a visit to some local farmers to learn more about their agricultural practices. We will then return to the Community Lodge to meet with the leaders for the last time – here any constructive feedback is more than welcome.

After lunch, visit the Maung Tee Zedi built by King Anawrahta, one of Myanmar’s most famous and popular rulers. On your way back to Yangon, do not miss a stop at Paung Taw Chote Pagoda and at Twante, a town entirely dedicated to pottery making.

End of the Tour!

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