Kyaikkani - Setse Beach - Yadana Taung
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will start our trip to Southern Myanmar with a
train journey to Mawlamyine.
Mawlamyine is situated at the mouth of
the Thanlwin River. It is a charming, sleepy town off the main
tourist trail and the major center of Mon culture. It is also
important as a central market. Highlights are the
Mahamuni Pagoda, a typical Mon-style
pagoda and the largest and most beautiful pagoda in the city. And
the Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, built in 875
and it is said to contain a hair of the Buddha. This is a popular
pilgrimage site and has a fantastic view over the surroundings
Kyaikkami with as the main attraction
the Yele Pagoda, a shrine perched over
the sea and reached via a tidal causeway.
Setse is an old colonial beach resort.
Yadana Taung has as the main attraction
an immense reclining Buddha image, 183 meters long. It is the
longest reclining Buddha image in the world.
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