Photo: A day on the river.

Jaun Yua

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A trip to Jaun Yua can include a wander around the remote and friendly village, a boat trip up the picturesque Ye River and a spectacular sunset visit to a hilltop pagoda. This fascinating and unusual half-day excursion was suggested and facilitated for us by the helpful Starlight Guesthouse staff.

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If Ye town isn’t already far enough off the beaten path for you, then Jaun Yua village, around 15 kilometres upriver, should do the trick. Often noted on maps as Kyaung Ywa, this large and very traditional riverbank settlement has a population of Mon, Karen and a tiny minority of Bamar. The Thai border lies around another 15 kilometres east of here. The Ye River emerges from the border hills passing Jaun Yua before meandering across the plantations and paddies of the coastal plain to Ye and on to the mangroves of the estuary. Locals here refer to the river by the same name as ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)

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