Duration : 6 Days / 5 Nights
Tour Code : PTT 014
Thanbyuzayat – or “tin shelter” is 30 kms south of Mawlamyine. It was the western terminus of the infamous Burma-Siam Railway, dubbed the ”death railway” by the thousands of Allied prisoners of war (and Asians who were forced by the Japanese military to build it.
A kilometer west of the clock tower in the direction of Kyaikkami lies the Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, which contains 3,771 graves of Allied prisoners of war who died building the railway.
Most of those buried were British, but there are also markers for American, Dutch, and Australian soldiers. Other places that record the historic events at this town are Japanese-built temples and a small museum with a locomotive, which marks the beginning of the “death railway.”
Arrive at Yangon International Airport. Meet and greet our experienced guide. Transfer to hotel. After refreshment, sightseeing begins from Sule Pagoda – in the heart of the city. We’ll explore the downtown area, where the ghost of the British Colonial influence still prevails From there we will visit the (64m) long massive reclining Buddha at Chaukhtagyi Paya. We’ve scheduled a late afternoon visit to most revered and most famous landmark, one of the World’s wonder “Shwedagon Pagoda” at dusk, as the Sun begins to fall over the City. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
After breakfast, drive to Mawlamyine, known as Moulmein (187 km, ± 8 hourdrive) . The atmosphere of post-colonial decay is more palpable here than in fast- developing Yangon or Mandalay. It is also an attractive, leafy, tropical town with ridge of stupa capped hills on one side and the sea on the other. Mawlamyine served as capital of British Burma from 1827 to 1852, during which time if developed as a major teak port. Overnight at one of the hotel in Mawlamyine
After breakfast, drive to Thanbyuzayat, south of Mudon. Thanbyuzayat (Tin Shelter), 30 km south of Mawlamyine, was the western terminus of the infamous Burma- Siam Railway dubbed the ‘Death Railway’ by the thousands of Allied prisoners of war (Pows) and Asian coolies who were forced by the Japanese military to built it. Kyaikkami located 9 km north. East of Thanbyuzayat, Kyaikkami was a small coastal resort and missionary centre known as Amherst during the British era. Setse-This low-key Gulf of Martaban beach lies about half way between Kyaikkami and Thanbyuzayat. It’s a very wide, brown-sand beach that tends towards tidal flats when the shallow surf-line recedes at low tide. The beach is lined by waving casuarinas trees. Overnight at hotel in Mawlamyine.
After breakfast, drive around colonial area in Mawlamyine. Stop by at one of the main market, to have some impression. Then drive to Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda(Golden Rock). It is about 20km from the small town of Kyaikto, one of the most interesting pagodas, a traditional religious Buddhist monument, incredible balancing boulder stupa, resting on a tabular rock which has the height of 83 feet. Like shwedagon Paya in Yangon (Rangoon) or Mahamuni Paya in Mandalay, Kyaikhtiyo is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Myanmar. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel and leisure till the flight time. Then transfer to the airport for the departure flight with full of memorized experiences.