The development of the destination is a community-conservation project, which is supported by Myanmar and UK staff of the UK charity, the Harrison Institute.
Learn to fish
To maintain their cultural traditions and provide extra income for their families, the fishermen and fisherwomen of the Hsithe and Myitkangyi villages are delighted to teach visitors how to cast a net, both on land and in a boat.
The villagers have made special smaller casting nets for the tourists to use. They are suitable for men and women of any age.
Tourists practice first on dry land before going out in a fishing boat to try the real thing in a very shallow area of the Ayeyarwady River. No previous experience is needed.
Although initially it may appear to be a challenge, nearly everyone can become a 'reasonably accomplished novice' in a one hour session and many become addicted to trying to perfect their technique.
Ma Hnin Witt Yee, Project Reservations Manager, Yangon on 09 250 640 728 or email