This is the biggest reclyning Buddha in the World , by name Win Sein Taw Ya .This Buddha is still under construction . But you can go inside this sculpture and see different sculptural scenes about what is waitin` for in Hell , sinner ! Also you can see a panoramic view from this giant Buddha...more
Rudyard Kipling started his ` Mandalay ` poem with the words ` By the old Moulmein Pagoda , lookin` lazy at the sea...`This is Kyaikthanlan Pagoda in Mawlamyine city ...But it is not main thing.The point is that there is the Ward in Mawlamyine city , called Mandalay...Kipling was referring to Mandalay Ward located at the base of Kyaikthanlan...more
The World is full of Kings and Queens.
Who blind your eyes and steal your dreams...
OK , there is an island on Thanlwin river near Mawlamyine town and there is monastery on this island too . You`d better hire some boat to reach this island and try to enjoy sunset on the river beeing sure that on the land of monastery no military person shall arrest you if you are american , for example , and making photos not of sunset but their new bridge , what is prohibited...
I reached Mawlamyine by car Yangon - Bago - Kyaikhtyo - Mawlamyine itinerary , overnight in Bago and Kyaikhtyo.
At all , if you don`t want to visit Golden Rock , you can drive from Bago straight to Mawlamyine...
When I said to our driver , that I wanna buy longyi in Mawlamyine , but better in good supermarket , he told me that in Mawlamyine I can do it only in city market...
What to buy: Longyi
What to pay: $2-3
This man is retired professor of history U Ank Gyaw from Mawlamyine University (a well popular person who is a Mawlamyine specialist, nobody knows about Mawlamyine like that professor). He is an academic researcher about an perfect history of Mawlamyine as well.We had an agreement to visit Mawlamyine distillery because we were interested in it`s...more
We went to enjoy the sunset on Thanlwin river to some old wooden moorage close to the new bridge. We made photos of this bridge , when suddenly two men in military regimentals appeared somewhere under the moorage and they said unfriendly something to our guide , young burmese girl. She said something in response too , and then these two soldiers...more
Mawlamyine ( Moulmein ) city is the capital of Mon state and the old capital of British colonial Burma . George Orwell served in the Army here as a soldier...And Rudyard Kipling started his poem with ` By the old Moulmein Pagoda , lookin` lazy at the sea...` words.This is Kyaikthanlan Pagoda , quiet and beautiful place with great views on the city...more