Place to visit in South Eastern Myanmar

Places to Visit : South Eastern Myanmar

 

  • Kyaikhtiyo
  • Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda is located in Mon State. It is about 20kms from the town Kyaikhto. It is a 7.3 meters pagoda on top of a big "Golden Rock". The massive golden boulder is right on top of the Kyaikhto mountain. Legend say that the boulder maintains its precarius balance due to a precisely placed Buddha hair inside the pagoda. Once there was a King who received the Buddha's hair in the 11th century from a hermit.

  • Mawlamyaing
  • Mawlamyaing is the capital city of the Mon State and a big trading centre of Myanmar. The city's population is about 300,000 and consists of Mon, Kayin, Bamar, Indians and some Chinese. Mawlamyaing is the third largest city in the country and is the second largest seaport.

  • Mudon
  • Mudon is a town in the Mon State in the southeast Myanmar. It is known for its large reclining Buddha.

  • Kyaikkami
  • The village of Kyaikkhami is 15 miles (24km) from the town of Thanbyuzayat and is famous for the pagoda of the same name which is located on a reef about 900 feet (274m) from the sea shore and thus usually called Ye Lel Paya, "pagoda amidst water".

  • Setse Beach
  • It lies 24km south of Kyaikkami and 16km southwest of Thanbyuzayut, Mon State. It is a very wide, brown-sand beach that tends toward tidal flats when the shallow surf-line recedes at low tide. The beach is lined by waving casuarinas trees.

  • Thanbyuzayat
  • The name of the town is taken from a not-too-long rest house roofed with galvanized iron standing near the marketplace. A war memorial here holds the graves of 3,770 British, Australian, Dutch and Gurkha prisoners-of-war who died while constructing the infamous "death railway" under supervision of Japanese forces during the Second World War.

  • Myeik Archipelago
  • The Myeik Archipelago covers an area of about 36,000 square kilometres in the southern most part of Myanmar. There are about 800 islands in this area making this place an attractive tourist destination.

  • Thatone
  • It is one of the best known towns in Mon State. lt is said that it was once an insignificant village peopled by the Lawa. Later, Mon and Pa O came to settle and maritime intercourse with south Indian states brought about its development into a thriving city. However, there is another contention that it was the first city to be founded by the Mon people.

  • Hpa-an
  • Hpa An is the capital of Kayin State. The city is connected to other towns like Kawkareik, Hpapun and Myawaddy by roads and waterway transportation. The singularly distinctive limestone pinnacle forming the Zwegabin Mountain provides a dramatic backdrop for Hpa An. The Kayin people are very fond of the color red, which can be seen on most of the men and women clothing.

  • Maungmagan Beach
  • Maungmagan beach is located in Tanintharyi Division near Dawei, the capital city of the state. The scenic Maungmagan beach is approximately 45-minutes drive away from Dawei.

  • Dawei
  • Dawei, in Tanintharyi Division, is a coastal region lies in Southern part of Myanmar with an area of more than 2,600 square miles. Various nationalities such as Bamar, Mon, Kayin, Rakhine and Shan totalling over 120,000 are residing in Dawei. Formerly the city was known as "Tavoy".

  • Myeik
  • Myeik is a town located in Tanintharyi Division of Myanmar, which is situated on the southern most part of the country.

  • Kawthaung
  • Kawthaung was known as the "Victoria Point". It lies on the southern most part of Myanmar. The city is about 800 km from Yangon. Kawthaung retains the atmosphere as fishing port city.







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