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Mawlamyine , also known as Moulmein, is the capital of Mon State with a charm of its own history background and colonial era building. During the colonial times, it was the major port town at lower Burma. Mawlamyaing is a really pleasant town surrounded by mountains and blue sea.
The town’s landmark Kyaik Than Lan Pagoda where Rudyard Kipling wrote his famous poem; “the road to Mandalay “. The pagoda was built in 875 A.D. during the reign of King Mutpi Raja. A hair relic of Buddha and Buddha scriptures and images were enshrined in this pagoda.
Win Sein Taw Ya reclinging Buddha has 30 meters high and 180 meters in length and can be seen far away. The reclining Buddha is filled with rooms that showcased dioramas of the teachings of Buddha and a shrine.
Other attraction in Mawlamyine are Cottages industries for making handicrafts at Bulu island, Sete beach, Khaw Nyat Monastery, Queen Sein Don monastery , Mon cultural museum and Kha Yone cave.
How to get there
About 300 km away from Yangon, it can be reached by road and rail or by a 40-minute flight from Yangon – twice a week.
Famous Mon Ethnic food
- Mon Thingyan Rice
- Nga-Nhat Mon-Hin

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Other destinations in same state(division) with Mawlamyine
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»  Thanphyuzayat
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