Places to Visit in Maulmyine, Myanmar, Asia
Mawlamyine is located in the Asian continent towards the southeast of Myanmar in the Mon State. When translated into English language the word ‘Mawlamyine’ means damaged eye is renowned for its tropical fruits and cuisines. Mawlamyine is a town in the Mawlamyine District. The city is sited at a distance of 510 kms from the capital city Naypyidaw. The geographical coordinates puts the place at 16029’05” N and 97037’33” E.
Climate in Maulmyine:
Maulmyine has tropical climate with a lower humidity and during summer season the average temperature is 300C and in winter temperature drops to 200C.
History of Mawlamyine:
During the colonial era, Mawlamyine region formed the British’s first capital in the country Myanmar from the period 1826 to 1852. After the end of the first Anglo-Burmese war Mawlamyine was no longer the capital city. The year 1948, marked the beginning of independent Myanmar and the end of the British rule in the country.
People & Culture of Mawlamyine:
Languages spoken by the people of Mawlamyine varies from town to town as there number of languages like Mon, Urdu (Indian Urdu), Tahi and Bahasa Melayu. However, Burmese is the official language of the country that makes Mawlamyine interesting town to visit.
Food and Shopping at Mawlamyine:
Mawlamyine offers wide range of cuisines and there are several food stalls along the streets which provide Skewed grilled chicken, Indian style roti, fried noodles and rice. Along with the delicious cuisines there are plenty of shopping malls and markets in the city from where tourists can buy plenty of goods, some of the shopping markets in Mawlamyine are listed here below:
- Zeigyi Market
- Zeigyi Upper Market
- Zeigyi Lower Market
- Myine Yadanar Centre
Tourist Places in Mawlamyine:
Kyaik Tan Lan Pagoda
Kyaik Tan Lan Pagoda is located on the eastern ridge of the town and the palce whter Rudyard Kipling wrote the renowned poem is visited by thousands of tourists.
Win Sein Taw Ya
Win Sein Taw Ya is situated at the distance of 25 kms from city outskirts of Mudon is the place of largest reclining Buddha image in the world.
Other Places to visit in Mawlamyine:
- Old Bell of Mon Dynasty
- Kyaik Soke Pagoda
- Sasana 250 Pagoda
- Viewpoint Pagoda
- Mawlamyine Coach Station
- Augustine Church
- Thanlwin Public Park
Means of Commutation to Mawlamyine:
Mawlamyine is well connected via airways to places in Myanmar and airport is located at the distance of 8 kms from the city. The Mawlamyine Airport caters to the arrival and departure of flights to places within Myanmar such as Mae Sot, Dawei, Myeik and Yangon.
Mawlamyine is also connected via rail links to places within the country and there are train services available at Mawlamyine railway station to places such as Mandalay, Yangon, Mottama and Ye.
Mawlamyine has well established road network to places within Myanmar. There are Buses available daily commuting passengers from the southeast regions to Yangon. There are also roads connecting the city to places within the Kayin state and those in the Tanintharyi Division.
Inter city transportation is facilitated by Buses, Ferry, shared Taxis and Taxis.
Accommodation Options at Mawlamyine:
Mawlamyine has some fine hotels providing excellent accommodation facilities to the tourists visiting the city. The hotels range from budget to luxury and allow the tourists to stay for short and long term duration. Besides providing good accommodation facilities, the hotels also serve authentic Mawlamyine cuisines and recipes which are famous for their aroma and taste. List of hotels located in Mawlamyine are as follows:
- Attran Hotel
- Cinderella Hotel
- Sandalwood Hotel
- Mawlamyaing Strand Hotel
- Aurora Guest House
- Breeze Guest House
- Ngwe Moe Hotel, Mawlamyine
- Hotel Zwekabin, Pa-an
- Soe Brothers Guesthouse, Pa-an
- Grand Hill Hotel, Hpa An