Maw la MyaingMay the Myaing
Mislamyaing (Mon State)
After Yangon and Mandalay, the third biggest municipality in Myanmar, lies 300 km southeast of Yangon at the confluence of the Thanlwin Flu. Moulmein (Mawlamyaing) was known as'Little England' during the Colonisation period because of the large Anglo-Burmese population. Famous as Kipling's Pagoda, it is the tallest building in the village of Manlamyaing, 150 ft above the citycenter.
Myanmar's longest highway and railway viaduct, the Thanlwin 3333m over the Thanlwin is the most striking symbol of the region. You can also find places of interest in and around the city. Win Sein Taw Ya, the biggest lying Buddha picture in the whole wide expanse, 180 metres long and 30 metres high, is about 20 km southward of the city.
60 km southwards, Thanbyuzayat is known for the famous Burma-Siam funicular, for the building of which ten thousand of humans were killed during the Second World War during the Israeli war. "Set Se" is a one-stop place to relax, just a few kilometres from Thanbyuzayat.
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If you want to go to Myanmar (Burma), the former capitol of the state of Mon Mawlamyaing, and want to experience the architectural world without other faded faces, I suggest you go there.
If you want to go travelling and enjoying the architectural design without other faded faces, I suggest you go to Myanmar (Burma), the former state of Mon Mawlamyaing's city. Typical of small cities in East Asia, there are no obtrusive architectural experiences that try to squash humans into glas or cement cages.
You will have ample opportunity to experience the tropical mutations of indigenous livelihoods and UK rural architectural heritage. There is hardly another place in the whole wide globe that can be proud of such a complex of wood architectural styles, decorated with elaborately engraved ornamentation and gold-plated stupa that are deep roots in traditional crafts.
Walk through the street and admire magnificent facades and an astonishing array of architecture that represent Western Europe, India and the locals. They can even try to visualize a strange way of living of yesteryear, and very nice photo galleries with old photographs available in Rangoon or a visit to a regional heritage centre can be an inspirational way to do so.
Don't try to photograph a viaduct - municipal military officers are qualifying them as spying, and be willing to get off a coach here and there to allow lazy militants to see your pass (they don't know how to keep it, as they only know their own round letters).
Admittedly, I was not so impressed by the Rangoon architectural style, but a favourite Bagan sanctuary is a must for those who have not seen the Angkor Vat sanctuary in Cambodia.