Irrawaddy River

Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Irrawaddy River: Salween River
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Irrawaddy River - the main river of Myanmar rising in the north and flowing south through the length of Burma to empty into the Andaman SeaIrrawaddy River - the main river of Myanmar rising in the north and flowing south through the length of Burma to empty into the Andaman Sea
References in periodicals archive ?
Situated along the Irrawaddy River in Central Burma, some 150 kilometres southwest of Mandalay, the city of Bagan was the seat of the Pagan Empire from the 9th to 13th centuries.
Conservation management of small core areas: Key to survival of a critically Endangered population of Irrawaddy river dolphins Orcaella brevirostris in Indonesia.
uk PANDAW RIVER EXPEDITIONS 10% discount and no single supplement: Save on a seven-night Mandalay Pagan Packet voyage on the Irrawaddy River from Pagan to Mandalay.
The RV Mekong Pandaw, built in 2002, is a replica of the heritage paddle steamers that sailed the Irrawaddy River from the 1860s to the 1940s.
Set on 11 acres of tropical gardens, Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort features 206 rooms with views of Mandalay Hill, the Royal Palace, the Irrawaddy River and the city of Mandalay, once the Royal Capital of Myanmar.
In a sign of Myanmar's rise as a tourist destination, another cruise company has announced plans to set sail along the Irrawaddy River in response to growing demand.
Some have been to Luang Prabang or the Irrawaddy River and the Mekong, but they've never been to Arizona.
As the zeal of Buddhism gripped the land this building boom reached its zenith with over 10,000 monuments of which some 2200 still stand on the Eastern Shore of the Irrawaddy River in central Myanmar.
Among ordinary people in Myanmar, China is seen as a heavy-handed northern neighbor largely interested in extracting valuable natural resources like timber and jade - and prone to plundering the land to build pipelines and a vast hydroelectric dam at Myitsone on the Irrawaddy River," writes Jane Perlez for the New York Times.
Residents have raced to bolster sand-bag defences along the Irrawaddy river in the southwest as floodwaters swell the mighty waterway, swamping dozens of villages as the waters drain from further north.
Although not far apart as the crow flies, there is a huge amount to see on this route, and the Cycle Mandalay to Bagan tour takes you through lovely landscapes, past the ancient Court of Ava, along the Irrawaddy River to the Buddhist centre of Sagaing, and on to fascinating and quirky Mount Popa.
In the last three years, the Chinese have proposed a hydroelectric dam on the Irrawaddy river, and a high-speed railway from Kunming to the Bay of Bengal.