Photo: One of Thaton's many pagodas.

Things to see and do

Myathabate Pagoda

Myathabate Pagoda is an old hilltop pagoda worth visiting mainly for the stupendous views its location affords right across the surrounding ... Read more about Myathabate Pagoda .


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Myomar Market

Thaton’s hectic main market is a traditional style one and it’s typically lively and colourful in a fun, photogenic sort of way. The market starts in the centre of town by the main highway and extends two blocks west as well as into the surrounding lanes. Officially the closest section to the highway is New Myomar Market and the adjacent area Old Myomar, though to be honest we couldn’t see ... Read more about Myomar Market .

Shwe Sar Yan Pagoda

While Shwe Sar Yan Pagoda isn’t the most spectacular of Burmese temples, it’s a pleasant enough distraction for 15 minutes if you’re wandering around town. Layout is classic: a large golden pagoda surrounded by minor shrines, Buddha images and various statues. The principal chedi is a large one though and with its surrounding smaller stupas it bears a passing resemblance to Shwedagon ... Read more about Shwe Sar Yan Pagoda .


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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Thaton? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Burma_myanmar.


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