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Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, Mawlamyine
Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, Mawlamyine
Mawlamyine is the third largest city in Myanmar after Yangon and Mandalay situated 165 kilometers east of the nation's capital across the Gulf of Mottama at the mouth of the Thanlwin river. It is the capital of Mon State with a population of almost 300,000 people. Formerly known as Moulmein, it was once a thriving teak port and the administrative capital of British Lower Burma. The town's signature landmark is Kyaikthanlan pagoda built in 875 AD and  thought to be the site from where Rudyard Kipling wrote his famous poem, 'The Road to Mandalay'. It's unlikely that Kipling was referring to Mandalay Ward located at the base of Kyaikthanlan pagoda, but rather the 'Mandalay' in central Myanmar.

The Thanlwin bridge, the longest road and rail bridge in Myanmar is the most prominent landmark in the area. It stretches a distance of 11,000 feet over the Thanlwin river connecting the country's south eastern region with its capital, Yangon.

Mawlamyine is generally considered to be off the main tourist trail for most travellers to Myanmar but the town does have a charm of its own with its rich history, buildings with colonial style architecture, World War II era wooden buses, and its close proximity to the infamous Siam-Burma "death railway", making it a fascinating place to visit !

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 04 December 2012 )
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The Mawlamyaing Strand Hotel
Mawlamyaing Strand Hotel
Mawlamyaing Strand Hotel
Work on this site began in October 2002 which initially involved clearing derelict buildings land that existed beside and behind the Kaladan mosque. Construction of the building itself began in 2004 on the new northern extension of Strand Rd (Kanna Lan) and was finally completed in late 2011. The hotel is the most luxurious hotel in Mawlamyine with room rates being reasonably priced.
 
The hotel is situated on the banks of the Thanlwin River with beautiful views of the sunset from its western entrance. The east end of The Strand is located on the busy Lower Main Rd about 200 meters from the Zeigyi, the central market of Mawlamyine.
 
Facilities include satellite TV, hot and cold showers, air conditioning and wifi.
 
Location: Strand Rd, Phat Tan Quarter, Mawlamyine.
Ph: 057-25624, 057-24787
Fax: 057-25624
Email:
Website: www.mawlamyaingstrandhotel.com
 
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Mawlamyaing Strand Hotel
Mawlamyaing Strand Hotel
 
 
Mawlamyaing Strand Hotel
Mawlamyaing Strand Hotel
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 January 2013 )