Crossing the Taron (From The Archive)
Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 9:53AM
[chuck] in Hukaung Tiger Reserve, Myanmar, Science, Taron River

Heading north from Tanai (see Tanai and Tolagyi Tour of Tanai), you have to cross the Taron River to get into the Hukaung Tiger Reserve.  During the dry season you can usually drive across the river in a four-wheel drive truck. After the rains start, you have to use the local ferry. [NOTE: The trip usually costs about 15,000 kyat, but sometimes the ferry isn't there, or the crew isn't there, or the motor is broken, or there's no gasoline, and no amount of money will get you across the river]. 

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