"I was lucky enough to visit Myit Kan Gyi on 13th January with some friends on your organised village tour. Unfortunately we didn’t
spot any dolphins but it stood out as a special day largely due to the incredible hospitality of the locals" D.M.
The development of the destinations is part of a community-conservation project funded by the UK's Darwin Initiative. It is a partnership between the Myanmar non-profit organisations 'Grow Back for Posterity' and Myanmar Bird and Nature Society and the UK's Harrison Institute. The project has also received valuable support from the University of Mandalay.
Both villages will have a visitor centre. These include:
1: information boards explaining about the river, its wildlife and its people
2: villagers making and selling handicrafts
3: a small café
4: a very nice toilet with hand washing facilities!
The visitor centres, designed by Beatrix Lanzinger and using wherever possible recyled wood, are the point of contact for all visitors arriving in the village. The centre manager at Hsithe is Daw (Mrs) San San Swe (below) who is a fisherwoman. She will be the guest relations manager of Hsithe destination. U (Mr) San Lwin is the manager in Myitkangyi.
Ma Hnin Witt Yee, Project Reservations Manager, Yangon on 09 250 640 728 or email