Allied War Memorial Cemetery

 

Allied War Memorial Cemetery located at Htaukkyant, 32 km from Yangon, on the road to Bago is the huge War Cemetery with the 27,000 tombstones of Allied soldiers who lost their lives in Burma and Assam campaigns of the World War II. The cemetery is a calm, peaceful place and is beautifully tended landscaped maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The words of dedication in script on the tombs feel sympathy and sorrow.

 

 

 

Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda

 

Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda, the magnificent golden rock is the most in credibly meditative and popular tourist attraction in Mon State. A small stupa sits on top of a huge boulder covered in gold leaf, which balances on the edge of a cliff at the top of Kyaikhto Mountain. Legend has it that the boulder balances on the cliff thanks to the hair of the Buddha, which is preserved inside the stupa. Kyaikhtiyo is an important place of pilgrimage for all Buddhists and there is a well-beaten part up to the top of the mountain. Devotees will normally make the full 13km clime on foot from the base-camp, however it is possible to take a public trucks up to the next camp from where it takes only about 45 minutes to walk up. A spectacular view await at the top, especially at sun rise or sunset. Golden Rock Hotel and Kyaikhto Hotel serve well services.

 

Twante

 

Twante, the pottery town is the place of interest for its old-fashioned earthen pot making. Plain, embellish, small or large these pots are widely use around the country for cooking, to hold water, to grow flowers and plants, to burn incense or to use for flower verse, Ash trays and many other things. Taking a public boat or chattered boat through Twante channel and return by chattered bus or wagon across the small villages and paddy fields can make half a day trip.

 

 

Thanlyin (Syriam)

 

Thanlyin (Syriam), once a trading port was the base during the late 16th century and early 17th century for Notorious Portuguese adventurer Philip De Brito and its surroundings offers many attractions. The old buildings still stand in evidence of the days of Portuguese occupation. The 270 metre long bridge spanning the Bago River made possible the 45 minutes drive from Yangon. The large golden Kyaik-Khauk Pagoda, rising on a hillock to the north of the road and Kyauktan Yele Pagoda (Mid River Pagoda), 12 km further more until the road terminate at a wide river are worth visiting.