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Myanmar's Mawlamyine (or Moulmein )is the capitol of the Mon state in the Union of Myanmar. Mawlamyine' is an old Mon city. The third eyeball in the middle of the forehead had the ability to see what was going on in the neighbouring empires.
It is now being converted into a contemporary town with many new urban and residential structures. The old pavilions on the Mawlamyine Ridge are the only reminders of their ancestry. You can reach Mawlamyine by train or air. Since Myanmar Airways only operates flights to Mawlamyine on Thursdays and Sundays, it is more comfortable to travel by air, train or coach.
At the moment there are three train services from Yangon to Mottama (or Martaban) before the end of the Than Lwin (Salween) is over. 4a.m. and 8a.m. and takes about seven hrs to get to Mottama. It' s a nice half hrs by boat or bus from Mottama to Mawlamyine.
There are three illustrious marble figures adorning the Mawlamyine Ridge. Kyaikthanlanagoda was built in 875 AD during the rule of King Mutpi Raja. Buddha's tripitaka scripts and golden pictures were kept in the cloakroom. Consecutive royals elevated the pit from 56 ft to the present 150 ft.
At present, the current basis of the cemetery is 450ft. 34 small Zediyan are circling the cagoda. Anawrahta, the King of the Bagan dynasty, fixed the church and later extended it by Mon Königen Especially King Wagaru of Mottama in 1538 A.D. A large church bells with a mediaeval Mon script and another one with a picturesque English epigraph can be seen on the platform. From March 30, 1885: " This church bells of Koonalenga. the clergyman. and weigh 500iss.
" There' also is a monument to the famed Thingaza Sayadaw, who died in Mawlamyine in 1900. He was the page about which the renowned British writer Rudolf Kilpling described in his poetry "Mandalay", which begins with the line: At the old Moulmein pit. Look lazily at the sea".
The name of this coupe comes from a character by the name of U Zina but nobody really knows who he was and that U Zina was just a village dweller who found a pan of golden in a wooded pan while gathering herbs on the mound where the coupe now is.
He and his spouse became wealthy and build this coupé on the mound that gave them their possession. Kyaikpatan is the old name of this marble tree, which takes its name from the name of the mountain on which it is located. According to tradition, it was first constructed in the third millennium B.C. There is a report that uugalay and his wife Daw Mi reconstructed the pit in 1832.
They' re dead near a reservoir just off this side of the river. Shortly after the 1886 extension, U Moe and his spouse Daw Nyein converted the building to its present size of 112ft.