- Ayeyarwady has been marked as the main rice producer of the country, and continues to retain that title today.
- It is the most populated state of Myanmar, with a population of more than 6 million.
- The capital city of the Ayeyarwady region is Pathein.
Also known as the Delta region, the Ayeyarwady consists of 26 townships and a number of lakes. The other rivers that branch out from the main Ayeyarwady River are Ngawun, Pathein and Toe. The region covers an area of 35,140 square kilometres, with the Bamar and Karen ethnic groups forming the majority of the population that reside there.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The best time to visit would be from November to February as the weather is neither too hot to walk around nor too cold to journey on foot. From July to September, heavy rains occur and many roads will be closed due to the floods.