Interesting Places >> Mawlamyine
Mawlamyine, a charming town, is the capital of Mon state, situated at the mouth of the Thanlwin River (Salween River). It is easily accessible by road and rail from Yangon.
Sites to see in Mawlamyine are Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, Uzena Pagoda, Caves of Kawgaun and Payon, famous for its countless Buddha images, stalagmites and stalactites.
Kyaikkhami Pagoda, perched on the rocks by the sea and joined to the land by a covered causeway, is the main attraction.
About 34 km from Mawlamyine is Thanbyuzayet, an Allied War Memorial Cemetry for the prisoners of war who lost their lives the building of the famous Death Railway across the River Kwai.
Dawei (Tavoy), Myeik (Mergui) and Taninthayi, are the famous towns on the Taninthayi Coast (Tennaserim) which can be visited by guided tours with prior permission.
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