Kyaukmyaung - Myanmar (Burma)

Kyaukmyaung is a town in Sagaing Division of Myanmar (Burma) located 46 miles north of Mandalay on the west bank of the Irrawaddy River, and 17 miles east of Shwebo. It marks the end of the third defile of the Irrawaddy. Kyaukmyaung is famous for the manufacture of large glazed earthernware pots known as Martaban jars, established when 5,000 Mon war captives were settled in the area by King Alaungpaya from1752 to 1760. You can visit the potteries. When the Japanese invaded Burma in 1942, the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company was ordered to scuttle their rivercraft at both Mandalay and Kyaukmyaung by the retreating British colonial government. The river, about half a mile wide at this point, was crossed and bridgeheads established in January 1944 by the 19th Infantry Division (India) at both Kyaukmyaung and Thabeikkyin, when the Allied forces counter-attacked. The following 19 cruises call at Kyaukmyaung. Please note that these are vacation departure dates and not necessarily sailing dates. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.