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 (4,000 kyat roundtrip, 10 minutes), and then a bumpy 40 minute ride on a pickup (300 kyat) through leafy villages and large pools of water gets you a good feel for life on the delta. Alternatives are to take a taxi roundtrip (pay no more than 40,000 kyat roundtrip) or motobike.
As of February 2016, Inland Water Transportation officials have stated that the Dallah-Twante ferry is no longer running.
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.
Pottery of course. There are many workshops along the streets, just walk in to see their finished pieces. Pottery in Twante is made practical everyday use, not artistic. You can find water jars, candle sticks, small pots, flower vases, and incense sticks. Most of the pottery is rough unglazed terracotta.
Typical prices below.
- Small flower vase: 1,000 Kyat
- Incense stick holder or small candlestick for shrine: 500 kyat
- Medium vase or jar: 2,000 kyat