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Mawlamyine
   
Mawlamyine was the administrative centre of British Burma from 1827 to 1852 and is today the fourth largest city in Myanmar. Mawlamying, a charming town, is the capital of Mon State, situated at the mouth of the Thanlwin River (Salween River). Many old colonial building remain along the quiet streets, with traditional wooden buses still used as the principle form of transportation. It is easily accessible by road and rail from Yangon. Sites to see in Mawlamyine are Kyaikthanlan, Uzena, caves of Kawgoon and Payon, famous for its countless Buddha images, stalagmites and stalactites. About 34 km from Mawlamyine is Thanbyuzayet, an Allied War Memorial Cemetery for the prisoners of war who lost their lives in the buildings of the famous Death Railway across the River Kwai. Kyaikkhami Pagoda, perched on the rocks by the sea and joined to the land by a covered causeway, is the main attraction.
 
   
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Mrauk-U
   
This 15th century ancient city of Rakhine Kingdom is known for its old temples with wall paintings of Indian cultural influence. A regular passenger boat takes hours from sittwe to Mrauk-U . Special speed boat with 20 seats takes only 2 1/2 hours. It is also accessible by road from Sittwe via Ponnakyun and Kyauktaw. The Mahamuni Shrine, one of the famous pagodas in Myanmar, is situated 30 km from Mrauk -U. Sittaung Pagoda, Andawthein Shrine are some of the sites to see in Mrauk-U.
 
   
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Muse
   
Muse, a small town on the banks of the Shweli River, is the main border gateway between Myanmar and Yunnan Province (China). Located 190 km from Lashio, it is a bustling trading centre.
 
   
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Myeik
   
Myeik, 248 km farther south of Dawei, (known as Mergui in colonial times and pronounce as Beik in Myanmar spoken form) perched on a peninsula that just out into the Andaman Sea. Due to its location Myeik has developed as an important port for over 500 years. Rubber, coconuts and marine products are major source of Myeik. Another famous product is the swiftest bird’s nest very much favored by Chinese throughout Asia. Among the European traders who settled here in the past, probably the most notorious was Samuel White who threw his weight around as harbormaster of Tenasserim division to rob whatever visiting ships and to tax the locals for every shilling he could squeeze.
 
   
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Myeik or Mergui
   
Myeik or Mergui Archipelago, is located in southernmost part of Myanmar, comprises over 800 beautiful islands. Due to its virtual isolation, the islands and surrounding seas are alive with an amazing diversity of flora & fauna and very beautiful underwater scenes and marine life.
 
   
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MyitKyiNar
   
Myitkyina is the largest town in Kachin State. From Myitkyina, visitors can tour the confluence (Myitsone) of Maikha and Malikha, the source of the Ayeyawaddy River. There are regular flights from Yangon and Mandalay to Myitkyina.
 
   
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Ngapali Beach (Thandwe)
   
Located on the Rakhine Coast near Thandwe (Sandoway). Ngapali is on e of the beautiful beaches in Myanmar. This is unspotted beach is 35 minute flight from Yangon. By overland, it is 14 hours drive along the narrow winding road over the Rakhine Yoma (mountain range) after crossing the Ayeryarwaddy River at Pyay (prome). There is an 18-hole Golf Course, located 15 minutes drive from the beach. Here you find peace and quiet, with isolated beaches for relaxing, or you go on trips to islands and fishing villages.
 
   
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Ngwesaung Beach
   
Ngwesaung Beach Myanmar’s latest beach resort having the longest shore – 15 km. It is located 48 km from Pathein Capital of Ayeyarwaddy Devision. One can suddenly enjoy upon the open crescent beach a breath taking vista a blue sea rolling waves and white sand. This long beach lies between the Bay of Bengal with its unforgettable views at sunset and the Rakkhine Mountain Range with the evergreen rain forest on its slopes.
 
 
 
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