3 Day Itinerary For Mawlamyine, Mon State & Karen State, Myanmar

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3 days isn’t a great deal of time to see Mawlamyine and surrounding areas, so some choices will need to be made. Day three has two suggested options, depending on your tastes.

Option 1 would be best for those who are in the region because of its WWII history and would also be the better option for those who may have mobility difficulties. That said, the region is not set up for those with disabilities and stairs are everywhere!

Option 2 would be best for those who are interested in Buddhist history and who don’t mind trekking barefoot through some dark caves.

If 3 days is not the right amount of time for you, check out our 2 Day Itinerary and 5 Day Itinerary.

DAY 1

Morning

Yadanarbon (Queen’s) Monastery
Kawkhan Monastery
Mahamyatmuni pagoda
Uzina pagoda
Kayaikthakan pagoda

Afternoon

Mukyi jungle walk to newly discovered rock carvings
Overnight at Mukyi Meditation Retreat or back to  Mawlamyine

DAY 2

Morning

Bandhi They Lar Pagoda

Afternoon

Mottama Hills
Sunset river cruise or walk along Strand Road – book through a travel agency on Strand Road

DAY 3

Option 1: World War II

Thanbyuzayat Death Railway & WWII Cemetery
Kyaik Ka Mi Sea Pagoda
Reclining Buddha
Kan Gyi Lake
Kawhnat pagoda compound
Mawlamyine markets

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Option 2: Buddhist Culture

Kyauk Ka Latt
Sa-Dan Cave (Elephant Cave)
Kawgoon Cave
King’s Cave
Kawhnat pagoda compound
Mawlamyine markets

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