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Mon State South Myanmar

Kyaikmaraw

When the automobile I rode entered Kyaikmaraw, I pleasantly passed the road flanked by toddy palm plants in a row on both shoulders of the road. Kyaikmaraw Kyaikmaraw of Mon State is 15 miles southeast of Mawlamyine, on Attaran River. Kyaikmaraw in Mon language means famous pagoda in Myanmar language, according to Myanmar Encyclopaedia. The […]

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Mon State South Myanmar

Thanbyu Zayat Death Railway

Thanbyu Zayat Death Railway Only the handful of new generations may have heard of the notorious “Death Railway”. However, most of my generation and a few later generations would be quite familiar with that railway line though they may not have seen it with their own eyes, apart from those depicted in Hollywood movies. Right […]

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Kayin State South Myanmar

Hpa-An and nearby caves

Hpa-An and nearby caves Kayin State, southeast of Myanmar, is a hilly region where Kayin ethnics, the majority of people in Kayin State, are residing. Zwekabin Hill is one of the symbols of Kayin State. After opening the border trade camp in Myawady, the improvement of road and bridge facilities helps increase the number of […]

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South Myanmar Tanintharyi Region

Nine Shin Koe Shin Pagodas

Shin Koe Shin Pagodas Nine Shin Koe Shin Pagodas, 391 miles from Yangon along the motor road, are accessible via Dawei where travelers can pay visits by car, by ship, by train, and by air. Dawei, 18.6 miles from Mottama Bay, is located on the northern bank of Dawei River. Despite having lesser historical and […]

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Kayin State South Myanmar

Sat Dan Cave and Sat Dan Lake

Sat Dan Cave and Sat Dan Lake In Kayin and Mon States where there are plenty of natural limestone-mountains, caves such as ‘Bayintnyi Cave’, ‘Yathaypyan Cave’, ‘Kawtgone Cave’, ‘Waepyan Cave’ and ‘Sat dan Cave’ are the famous tourist attractions for those from home and abroad. In those caves wonders of nature, Buddhist cultural heritages, and […]

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Mon State South Myanmar

Kyaik Hti Yo Pagoda

Kyaik Hti Yo Pagoda ( The Golden Rock) Kyaik Hti Yo Pagoda, the golden rock, has offered an awesome and enchanted feeling to foreign tourists when they have visited the Rock. The Golden Rock has been found during the lifetime of Buddha over 2600 years ago and it has also defied the Law of Gravitation, […]

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Kayin State South Myanmar

Thandaung

Naw Buu Baw Mountain, Kayin State Thandaung Thandaung was developed as a hill resort from Victorian times by the British. It happens to be the hill resort closest to Yangon as it is only about 200 miles away and can be reached by car or bus on a half day’s journey. If visitors prefer using […]

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Mon State South Myanmar

Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda

Kyaikhtiyo by Khin Myo Chit (a short history of Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda, published in the Asia Magazine.)

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South Myanmar Tanintharyi Region

The Moken or Salons people

An essay by Khin Aung (English) from more facets of Myanmar.

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South Myanmar Tanintharyi Region

Tanintharyi Region

Entry to Dawei, the capital of Tanintharyi region Tanintharyi Region Tanintharyi region is situated in the southernmost part of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. It is narrow and long and jutting southwards the sea. It is narrow from east to west and long from north to south. On the east and south are […]