Mawlamyine (Moulmein)


Mawlamyine is the capital of Mon State, dominated by Mon ethnic people, in southern Myanmar. Named as Moulmein by British in the colonial period and having served as the colonial capital of the then Lower Burma in the 1830s, it was the first Burmese city having had a contact with Victorian modernity, European habitants, substantial Christianity, and market economy that also included trade with the West. The old Moulmein had a wide array of history linked to the British like Rudyard Kipling and George Orwell, while the present-day Mawlamyine has been stepping into tourism, since 2010, with its history and cultural setting.

Attractions

  • Hpa-auk Forest Monastery (Headquarter)
  • World’s largest Reclining Buddha statue at Win Sein Forest Monastery
  • First Baptist Church

Activities

  • A day trip to Thanbyuzayat
  • Sunset view from Kyaik Thanlan Pagoda (Kipling Pagoda)
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