Malamyine is the capital of Mon State andfourth largest city in Myanmar, with a population of almost 300,000,it locates about 300km south east of Yangon and about 70km south of Thaton, at the mouth of ThanlwinRiver. At the end of the First Anglo-Burmese War, it was the first capital of British Burma between 1826 and 1852. So the town does have a charm of its own with its rich historical background, colonial style architectures. World War II era wooden buses, and its close proximity to the infamous Siam-Burma “Death Railway”, make it a fascinating place to visit.It can be done as an extension of the Kyaikhtiyo trip.
Hpa-An is the capital of Kayin State. It is a picturesque town and about 270 km far away from Yangon. The landmark of Hpa-An is 2372 ft Mt. Zwekabin, the mountain boasts fantastic views over the Kayin country-side. In Hpa-An many caves and mountains surrounding the town. The most famous areSaddan Cave, at the end of the cave to find a hidden lake in the mountains,KawagoneCave;thousand of Buddha images and carvings line the walls and roof of the cavern and kyaukkalap the rock standing sheer out of a lake.
Myeik or Mergui Archipelago
Myeik is a town located in Tanintharyi Division of Myanmar,which is situated on the southern most part of the country.The main export of local products are tin,tungsten,dried fish, dried prawns,Ngapi or fish paste,salt and rubber,etc. There are expert divers and make a living searching for oysters and mother-of-pearl. Pearl diving particularly Pale Kyun (Pearl Island) ; 85miles south of Myeik, Lampi Island; 65 miles by 30 miles with mountain ranges of 1500ft above sea level,boasts lovely beaches and coralreefs,clear water and undisturbed wild life and is being turned into a Marine National Park to attract eco tourists.
Myeik or the Mergui Archipelago has many Virgin Islands around it.The islands have white sandy beaches,and are good for snorkeling and scuba diving.The sea water is so clear it is enough to see the coral reefs and the tropical fishes.There are abundant of Lagoon caves,birdnests and waterfalls.