Mawlamyine (Moulmein) is the capital of Mon State in the southeastern Myanmar. It is the second largest port after Yangon. It is the third largest city of Myanmar. Mawlamyine is situated 300 km (186 ml) east of Yangon. The most prominent super structure in this area is the longest road rail bridge in Myanmar called Thanlwin Bridge which crosses over the Thanlwin River by stretching up to 3,353 meters (11,000 feet). The average annual rainfall is 305 cm (120 in). During the British time, it was the most important port. The British lived in Mawlamyine. Mawlamyine was the capital of Burma (Myanmar) during British time from 1827 to 1852. Famous British writer George O.Well (author of Burmese Days) who was stationed in Mawlamyine was working for the Indian Imperial Police in 1920. He wrote about Mawlamyine in his famous Memoir from 1930, “Shooting an Elephant”, and his predecessor the British Poet Rudyard Kipling wrote in his famous poem “Road to Mandalay”; a line starts, “By the old Moulmein Pagoda, looking lazy at the sea…”that is referring to the KyaikThanlan Pagoda, which as he was sitting at -it is also known as Kipling pagoda- located on the top of the hillock. Many colonial buildings from the British time can still be seen along Strand Road.
At the fork road of Thanbyuzayat, turn right to the West and drive for half an hour to get to the Setse long sandy beach. In parallel to Setse stands another beach in a short distance was Kyaikkami another small coastal resort which, in the British time, was known as Amherst, the seaside resort for the British. The American missionary to this area, Father Adoniram Judson (1788-1850) died in Upper Myanmar, but his wife Anne Judson died and buried in Kyaikkami. There is the famous Kyaikkami Pagoda, where local people made the pilgrimage trips. The lower level of the Pagoda is in the water, during the high tied, it is separated from the main land as it was built right on the seashore.
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