At a Glance
Many guests don’t really spend time to stop and explore the remarkable area around Yandabo, partly as they cruise right past it. The town is famous for its pottery, with almost the whole village engaged in the trade, much as they have for centuries with the techniques passed down through the generations. A stay at Yandabo home is the perfect answer for those wanting to get a glimpse into the off-the-beaten-track charms of Burma, completely away from other tourists. You get to Yandabo Home by either taking a private cruise from either Bagan or Mandalay, or taking the public ferry and we will get them to make a stop en route. We generally suggest having a night here, but should you want to really explore the remote charms of the area you can easily spend two or three. Across the river is the village of Pan Nyo where there are about 4000 buffalos who work the surrounding fields.
There are just twelve rooms at Yandabo Home, all delectably furnished to the highest standards with high ceilings, polished teak floors and en-suite bathrooms featuring rainforest showers (but no bathtubs). There isn’t WiFi, TVs or telephones, as Yandabo is all about escaping that. The main dining area is right on the banks of the Irrawaddy, and the meals are all Asian inspired. The staff are all drawn from the local village, and as such their English is a little lacking at times, but they have hearts of gold and realise that this whole project benefits their entire community.