Mawlamyine in detail

Getting Around

Motorcycle taxis are found on just about every corner in Mawlamyine (short trips K500, longer journeys from K1000).

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. You can also call Ko Min Naing (057-22247, 09 25584 2830), a reliable driver who speaks some English.

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.