Tourists are flocking to Dala Township in the southern district of Yangon to observe the livelihoods of local residents along the Dala Port and explore the heritage and ancient buildings in the townships.
They enjoy riding trishaws to tour the wards in Dala Township across from downtown Yangon, using Pathein parasols (Myanmar’s traditional umbrella) to shield themselves from the sun.
They ride Cherry ferries between Pansoedan Port and Dala Port, with a ferry ride costing Ks2,000 for a foreigner, said an official from Inland Water Transport.
Day-trippers from Europe, South Korea and Japan mostly visit Dala Township.
When many tourists come to Dala in the open season, trishaw men are earning good wages, said a trishaw man. Community-based tourism (CBT) helps improve their livelihood.
Businessmen are thus eyeing Dala Township for investment, said a real estate agent.
Naing Lin Kyaw (Dala)