Explore Mon kingdoms, first European settlements and trading ports. Enjoy pristine 800 island Mergui (Myeik) Archipelago in Southern most Myanmar famed for its diving and clear waters and deserted islands with powdery white sand beaches.
Destinations in Southern Myanmar
Bago, formerly Pegu, is a city and the capital of Bago Region in Myanmar (Burma). It is located 50 miles (80 km) north-east of Yangon. According to legend, two Mon princesses from Thaton founded Bago in 573 CE. It was written in the chronicles that eight years after enlightenment, Lord Buddha along with his disciples flew around the Southeast Asian countries.
Also spelled Mawlamyaing; formerly Moulmein, is the fourth largest city of Myanmar, situated 300 km south east of Yangon and 70 km south of Thaton, at the mouth of Thanlwin (Salween) river. The city of 325,927 is the capital and largest city of Mon State, Myanmar and is the main trading center and seaport in southeastern Burma.
Mergui Archipelago, located in southernmost part of Myanmar (Burma), comprises over 800 beautiful islands. Due to its virtual isolation, the island and surrounding seas are alive with an amazing diversity of flora & fauna and very beautiful underwater scenes and marine life.
Yangon, or Rangoon, has gone through a few transitions: previously as the capital city of Myanmar, and now as the commercial capital of the country. This cosmopolitan city is the home to different races and religions as extensive as those throughout the country.
- Destinations in Yangon, Southern Myanmar