Getting Around

Motorcycle taxis are found on just about every corner in Mawlamyine and hop around town for K500 to K1500.

For destinations outside town, you'll want a driver. This can be arranged at any hotel. Count on K50,000 to K60,000 for a full day's hire. Tin Win is a reliable English-speaking driver.

Boats to Gaungse Kyun (Shampoo Island) depart from the pier at the northern end of town.

Buses and pick-ups to Kyonka (for Nwa-la-bo Pagoda) leave from the roundabout before the bridge.