Things to do in Mawlamyine

The pagodas glitter amid the grime. A brace of modern improvements dominate: Mon traditional places, a long and wide islands, the excellent transportation. Mawlamyine engulfs but never enervates, forever energizing those who forgive its excesses.

( 1 ) Kyaik Than Lan Pagoda

( 1 ) Kyaik Than Lan Pagoda

Kyaik Than Lan Pagoda lays claim to the town’s largest stupa and of course this is the famous Kipling temple. While the temple is impressive, the highlight is the tremendous view of landscapes with spectacular vistas to the west across the nearby islands, Salween Estuary and Gulf of Martaban, and to the east towards the limestone mountains of Hpa-An. These shady viewpoints are popular hang outs for young local couples.
( 2 ) U Zina Pagoda

( 2 ) U Zina Pagoda

U Zina Pagoda is another attractively laid out temple surrounding a giant gold-leaf clad stupa and reclining Buddha image, with more sweeping views across the bay to Bilu Island. Uzina is a bit of a hike from the centre but you can make a loop by following the hilltop road from Mahamuni which links all these pagodas before descending to the Strand and taking the waterfront way back towards Myoma Jetty and the town centre.
( 3 ) The Mahamuni Buddha Image

( 3 ) The Mahamuni Buddha Image

The Mahamuni Buddha Image is located near the Kyaikthanlan Pagoda. This image is famous in Mawlamyine city. Most of the visitors are foreigners. This image is made in Mandalay was brought to Naga-with a hill on the Mawlamyine Ridge. This pagoda is also worth to pray.
( 4 ) Kyaik-Maraw Buddha Temple

( 4 ) Kyaik-Maraw Buddha Temple

Kyaik-Maraw Buddha Temple is located 24 km south east of Mawlamyine. The main Buddha image in Kyaikmaraw Pagoda sits in the position of the legs hanging down as if sitting on a chair. It is accessible via a sealed road. Kyaikmaraw Pagoda was the temple built by Queen Shin Saw Pu in 1455 in the late Mon regional style. The temple is famous for the Buddha which is sitting in the “western manner" and also well known for its hundreds of beautiful glazed tiles.
( 5 ) Bilu Island

( 5 ) Bilu Island

Bilu Island is known locally as Ogre Island. The island is famous for its well-preserved and distinctive Mon culture. The various island villages each have their own specialties which give a focal point to each village visit. We travelled around Bilu island and got many knowledges about making their traditional products. . Don’t miss the backyard rubber band making and other options include classic Burmese bamboo hat fabrication, tobacco pipes, cheroots, walking sticks, weaving and old fashioned slate writing boards. Nee Mote village is the Burmese Bamboo hat-making village, Mudon is known for slate and Wya Lut has the wood carving and rubber band making wrapped up.