Mawlamyine (Moulmein/Moulmien) is the capital of Mon State in Southeastern Myanmar. Situated at the mouth of
the Thanlwin River (Salween River). It is the third largest city after Yangon and Mandalay and was once an ancient city. It is easily accessible by
road and rail from Yangon. Sites to see in Mawlamyine are Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, Uzena Pagoda, Caves of Kawgoon and Payon, famous for its
countless Buddha images, stalagmites and stalactites. Kyaikkhami Pagoda, perched on the rocks by the sea and joined to the land by a covered
causeway, is the main attraction. The Strand is a nice place to stroll with beautiful colonial buildings facing the river. About 34km from Mawlamyine
is Thanbyuzayat, an Allied War Memorial Cemetery for the prisoners of war, who lost their lives in the building of the famous Death Railway across
the River Kwai.