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Twante is a city in the Yangon Division of Irrawaddy region in Myanmar.

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Twante is the most accessible delta town from Yangon and makes for a nice half day or full day trip. A short ride on the Dallah ferry from the Pansodan Street Jetty on Strand Road (US$1, 10 minutes), and then a ride in a shared taxi (an automobile) -- or a bumpy 40 minute ride on a pickup (300 kyat) through leafy villages and large pools of water which gets you a good feel for life on the delta.

A slower way is by ferry from Yangon (2 hours, US$1) and, for a good look at delta life, consider taking the Twante ferry one way and the pickup/Dallah ferry on the way back.

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Shwesandaw Pagoda, Thante

Twante is renowned for its pottery and any trishaw driver will be happy to take you to the Oh-Bo Pottery sheds for a quick look (200-500 kyat).

Shwesandaw Pagoda, a short walk from the pickup stand, is a wonderful smaller copy of the Shwesdagon Pagoda without the crowds and well worth the trip by itself.

  • Baung daw gyoke snake Pagoda - Myanmar also known as the golden land is one of the most interesting destinations with its charming and friendly people and unique religious sites. Yangon, its commercial city, also has so many enjoyable attractions and famous landmark like Shwe Dagon Pagoda.Explore the natural and cultural beauty of Twante in Baungdawgyoke Pagoda trip from yangon. One of the interesting religious sites, Baungdawgyoke Pagoda also known as the Snake Temple, which is located 30 minutes along the road towards Twante which is known for its pottery activities handled by a few families since several generations.This fascinating temple(the snake temple) houses around 50 massive Burmese pythons take care off by nuns. Sitting in the middle of a lake full of large fish and other creatures, the temple is home to dozens of snakes which slither around on the window sills and shrines. Next to the lake, on your right as you return to the gate and hidden from view is a pagoda in a quirky and colourful garden with lots of painted statues, turtles, frogs and rabbits. This Pagoda is a different style than others. Not only the construction style but also the Buddha. Although it still needs some improvement it's worth to visit here to spend time to feeling this quiet place.

At Twante local artisans' workshops, you can see their crafts and observe how they work with traditional tools and kilns. You may participate in a hands-on lesson in traditional pottery methods. You can also enjoy the beautiful scenery of Twante and you may feel the peacefullness and relaxation atmosphere. If you are a ceramic artist, you will love to visit Twante and enjoy the interesting creation of pottery by traditional way. There are also peaceful rural sites and beautiful villages near the pagoda and around Twante. Though close to the city, the town feels like a world away with its relaxing, rural vibe. So, you can observe the rural community and theirs culture that make you impress and feel special. Visiting around the peaceful town Twante will be a very special days cause you can explore the charming villages and the friendly local pepole with kindness.

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