Mawlamyine, a charming town, is the capital of Mon State, situated at the mouth of the Thanlwin River (Salween River). It is easily accessible by road and rail from Yangon.

Sites to see in Mawlamyine are Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, Uzena Pagoda, Caves of Kawguan and Payon, famous for its countless Buddha images, stalagmites and stalactites.

Kyaikkhami Pagoda, perched on the rocks by the sea and joined to the land by a covered causeway, is the main attraction.

About 34 km from Mawlamyine is Thanbyuzayet, an Allied War Memorial Cemetery for the prisoners of war who lost their lives in the building of the famous Death Railway across the River Kwai.

Dawei (Tavoy), Myeik (Mergui) and Taninthayi, are the famous towns on the Thainthayi Coast (Tennaserim), which can be visited by guided tours with prior permission.

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