Around Mawlamyine

If you’re finding Mawlamyine a bit too sleepy, you’ll be delighted to discover that the town functions as a great base for a variety of easy and worthwhile day trips. Visits to Bilu Kyun, a nearby island with handicraft workshops, and to the Buddhist sites south and east of Mawlamyine are the most popular excursions.

Many people save themselves time and hassle by hiring a car (K60,000 per day) and guide (US$20 per day) in order to explore fully. All the hotels can organise this, although the best guides can be found at Breeze Guest House, where Mr Antony and Mr Khaing are both informative and entertaining.