Drive 1½ hr to the port town of MAWLAMYINE.
Optional : Take the boat along the Thanlwin River to Mawlamyine. This is one the highlight of the trip: the tour takes 2 hours. Beautiful river scenery and hardly any other boats to be seen during the journey. Half way stop in the village of Kadow. This sleeping village offers great opportunities to discover simple village life: stroll through the narrow main lane of the village, talk and laugh with the people! Visit to the U Nar Auk Monastery which houses fantastic reliefs displaying the history of Buddhas life.
Arrive Mawlamyine and check in at hotel on Strand Road among historic buildings from colonial era.
Afternoon, drive past rubber plantation to THANBYUZAYAT, 70 km (2 hours) south of Mawlamyine was the western terminal of the infamous Burma-Siam ‘Death Railway’. Visit a locomotive dating from World War II, a small museum and an Allied War Cemetery, resting-place for over 3,500 Allied POWs (Prisoners of War). Enroute to MAWLAMYINE, visit huge reclining Buddha image in MUDON.
Overnight stay in Mawlamyine.