Things to see and do
Mawlamyine town itself doesn't really possess too many tourist sites as such but then... it doesn't really need any. We reckon strolling along the busy Strand Road waterfront, meeting the locals in the super friendly markets, taking in the views from the hilltop pagodas or just wandering the back ... read more
A series of sites stretch south of the city as far as the small coastal town of Kyaikkami, known as Amherst during the British rule, most of which are conveniently located close to the highway. Again, no accommodation is available in this area so you would have to return to Mawlamyine but if you ... read more
Having arrived from Yangon or Bago you'll have already passed through this area and while there's some attractive scenery it doesn't offer the same potential for excursions as the southern part of the province. Thaton This fairly nondescript provincial town lies approximately halfway between ... read more
"Lookin' lazy at the sea" from Mawlamyine you're looking at the point where the Than Lwin Estuary emerges into the Gulf of Martaban with geography further confused by a liberal scattering of islands between the two. The large, relatively flat island directly west of town is Bilu Kyun, Bilu Island, ... read more
The red-roofed, gleaming white monastery at Kyaikkami pagoda juts into the sometimes turquoise, sometimes murky brown waters of the Bay of Bengal is one of Mon State's most iconic views. One day in the future when there's a souvenir shop in Mawlamyine high street selling Mon handicrafts, maps and ... read more
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