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About Katha

Katha is located at the northern end of the Irrawaddy River. Passengers who stop here visit the village's large and chaotic market, which is within walking distance of where the river cruise ship ties up. Here, merchants peddle fresh meats, fish, spices and flowers, along with dishes, pottery and other sundries. Residents shop the market twice a day so they have fresh ingredients for meals, but tourists can find handcrafted souvenirs at great prices. Watching locals barter, slice fish and create staples like fish paste is a sight not to be missed.

A visit to Katha might also include a journey to a nearby elephant camp, about a 30-minute drive from the town. Baby elephants, their nursing mothers and elephants retired from teak logging live here, along with their "oozies" (handlers who spend their lives with the elephants, often from the time they are young boys).


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  • 10 Night
    Cruise to Katha

    Leaving:
    Mandalay
    Visiting:
    Kyuak Myaung, Khan-nyat ... see more
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    10 Night Cruise to Katha Route (Pandaw River Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Mandalay
    • Day 2
      Kyuak Myaung
    • Day 3
      Khan-nyat
    • Day 3
      Tigyang
    • Day 4
      Katha
    • Day 5
      Kyun Daw
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Tagaung
    • Day 8
      Mingun
    • Day 9
      Anshun
    • Day 10
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    • Day 11
      Pagan
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    Kha Byoo Pandaw - Pandaw River Cruises

    Will cruise to remote reaches of Chindwin in Burma

    Ultra shallow go-anywhere draft

    Colonial-style design to be outfitted in teak and brass

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  • 10 Night
    Cruise to Katha

    Leaving:
    Pagan
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    Yandabo, Ava ... see more
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    10 Night Cruise to Katha Route (Pandaw River Cruises)
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      Pagan
    • Day 2
      Yandabo
    • Day 3
      Ava
    • Day 4
      Kyuak Myaung
    • Day 5
      Khan-nyat
    • Day 6
      Katha
    • Day 7
      Kyun Daw
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Tagaung
    • Day 10
      Mingun
    • Day 11
      Mandalay
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    Zawgyi Pandaw - Pandaw River Cruises

    Sails Chindwin River from Chindwin Monywa to Homalin

    Excursions included in the price

    Quality mountain bikes available for rent

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    Zawgyi Pandaw has humanitarian roots: In May 2008, after Cyclone Nargis slammed into Myanmar (B...

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    silverswimmer
    Sail Date Jan 2017
    The magical river Chindwin-away from the tourist trail
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    Sail Date Mar 2016
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  • 10 Night
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    • Day 1
      Pagan
    • Day 2
      Yandabo
    • Day 3
      Ava
    • Day 4
      Kyuak Myaung
    • Day 5
      Khan-nyat
    • Day 6
      Katha
    • Day 7
      Kyun Daw
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Tagaung
    • Day 10
      Mingun
    • Day 11
      Mandalay
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    Kalay Pandaw - Pandaw River Cruises

    Cruises Burma's Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers

    Designed for private charters

    Colonial-style vessel outfitted in teak and brass

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    Kalay Pandaw is a handsome little vessel aimed at private charters for just 10 passengers, two of ...

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    Sail Date Nov 2015
    A Wonderful Experience
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    Sail Date Feb 2015
    We loved it!
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    Leaving:
    Pagan
    Visiting:
    Yandabo, Ava ... see more
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    10 Night Cruise to Katha Route (Pandaw River Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Pagan
    • Day 2
      Yandabo
    • Day 3
      Ava
    • Day 4
      Kyuak Myaung
    • Day 5
      Khan-nyat
    • Day 6
      Katha
    • Day 7
      Kyun Daw
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Tagaung
    • Day 10
      Mingun
    • Day 11
      Mandalay
    Ship Details

    Kha Byoo Pandaw - Pandaw River Cruises

    Will cruise to remote reaches of Chindwin in Burma

    Ultra shallow go-anywhere draft

    Colonial-style design to be outfitted in teak and brass

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    Kha Byoo Pandaw Reviews

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    Cruise to Katha

    Leaving:
    Mandalay
    Visiting:
    Kyuak Myaung, Khan-nyat ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Pandaw River Cruises
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    Cruise Itinerary

    10 Night Cruise to Katha Route (Pandaw River Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Mandalay
    • Day 2
      Kyuak Myaung
    • Day 3
      Khan-nyat
    • Day 3
      Tigyang
    • Day 4
      Katha
    • Day 5
      Kyun Daw
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Tagaung
    • Day 8
      Mingun
    • Day 9
      Anshun
    • Day 10
      Pagan
    • Day 11
      Pagan
    Ship Details

    Kalay Pandaw - Pandaw River Cruises

    Cruises Burma's Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers

    Designed for private charters

    Colonial-style vessel outfitted in teak and brass

    Reviews

    Kalay Pandaw Reviews

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More about Katha

Why go to Katha?

Pros: A visit to Katha's large produce and craft market offers an authentic taste of Burmese culture.

Cons: This isn't a tourist-centric city and you shouldn't expect to encounter many English speakers.

Bottom Line: Katha is a place to wander around and observe the locals go about their daily lives.

Currency & Best Way to Get Money

The currency in Katha is the kyat.

Language

The language in Katha is Burmese.


--By Colleen McDaniel, Senior Executive Editor


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