Irrawaddy River

Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) River 

The Irrawaddy River is a extensive river system from the Myanmar mountain (Himalayas) in the very north down to the delta in the south where the river empties into the Andaman Sea. It extends into the east and west and is used by river and coastal vessels. 
Irrawaddy River Ferry
Until the British left the Burmese river transport was operated by the "Irrawaddy Flotilla Company" on the Chindwin plus Salween and other waterways. After the British left it was ruined just as usual when communist and military take over something.

  • Syriam at Thanlyin
Below photo show the Kyaik Khauk pagoda in the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) Delta south of Yangon City.

Irrawaddy River Delta at Syriam

In the Irrawaddy River Delta most people still work like in the old days just like this Myanmar girl below.

Myanmar working girl
Maha Muni BuddhistTemple and Pagoda in Mandalay

The Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) River separates Mandalay from Sagaing Division this is in Central Myanmar a place everyone on a tour in Myanmar should not miss. 

Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) River at Mandalay & Sagaing.

The Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) River at Bagan.