A small town with full of historic, cultural and religious monument. 80 km northeast of Yangon, the ancient capital of Mon kingdom dated back from 1st to 16th Century AD.
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda also known as Golden Rock is a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State. It is a small pagoda built on the top of a granite boulder covered with gold leaves pasted on by its devotees.
The golden rock itself precariously perched on a strand of the Buddha’s hair. The balancing rock seems to defy gravity, as it perpetually appears to be on the verge of rolling down the hill. The rock and pagoda are at the top of Mt. Kyaiktiyo.
This monument is a major pilgrimage site for Buddhists and it’s the presence of so many devotees that makes the place so special.
A fairly new destination in Myanmar, Kayin State’s river side capital and have the best sites to visits. Mountainous region renowned for its limestone caves and beautiful scenery with the location on Thanlwin river. Natural limestone Buddhist caves, sacred mountain, and rivers and lakes of the surrounding countryside.
With a ridge of stupa-capped hills on one side, the ThanLwin River on the other and a centre filled with crumbling colonial-era building, churches and mosques, Mawlamyine is a unique combination of land -scape, river and mountain beauty.