Along the river bank are many ferry docks, connecting the city to the roads and villages of the delta beyond.
Small boats bring a few morning commuters who head off into the city and...
...large ferries bring many.
Like with the train, foreigners need to get signed in and buy a ticket at a tucked away office.
Village vendors arrive with street snacks.
On board, passengers take a chair and find a place for it, ...
scattering themselves around the deck.
A display near the stern shows items needed by monks and for which donations...
...are collected by walking between the chairs with collection bowls.
In the stern a small cafe for morning noodles or coffee.
A crowd of people on the quay and loading ramp await the ferry...
...and pour down to board her.
Up on shore, moto-taxis, allowed in the villages, join cycle-rickshaws waiting for fares.
The pace is slower, and the lanes lined with tea shops many.
Houses line narrow creeks, with dirt paths and wooded plank bridges.
Typical stilt foundation, woven bamboo panels on the side, but slightly up-graded board and batten on the front.
A rickshaw man patiently waits hoping a tea house customer will want a ride back to the dock.
The water front is busy with small boats bringing from and taking people and goods to the big city beyond.
On return, sharing a table a coffee drinking monk.
On the Yangon side, an equally busy river side of small boats, and larger river boats.
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