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Cruises to Kyun Daw

Kyun Daw (Photo:JPRichard/Shutterstock)

About Kyun Daw

Kyun Daw is a tiny village at the north end of the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. It's actually a small island, and Avalon Waterways is the only river cruise line that visits it. It's a comparatively well-to-do village, where fishing is the primary source of income. Catfish -- as heavy as 600 pounds -- are coveted, and you'll see women carrying baskets of fish throughout the village. Neat wooden houses built on stilts line the dirt roads.

A visit to Kyun Daw will probably include a stop at the village schoolhouse, where you'll get a chance to interact with children from kindergarten age to fifth grade. Be prepared to spend a lot of time smiling, laughing and singing along with the kids, who will be as fascinated by you as you are by them.

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Why go to Kyun Daw?

Pros:

This tiny fishing village of dirt roads and wooden houses features a Buddhist nunnery and is truly off the beaten tourist path

Cons:

This is a remote village that sees hardly any visitors. It has almost no infrastructure and few English-speaking residents

Bottom Line:

This island is perfect for travelers seeking a glimpse of an authentic, untouched Southeast Asian village

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

The currency in Kyun Daw is the kyat.

Language?

The language spoken in Myanmar (Burma) is Burmese.

--By Colleen McDaniel, Senior Executive Editor


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