By train Mawlamyine is 319 km from Yangon. The journey time by train from Yangon to Mawlamyine is scheduled to take 9 hours 45 minutes. This means on average trains from Yangon to Mawlamyine travel at speeds of approximately 32.7 kilometres per hour.
Train Times to Mawlamyine
There are two direct trains a day from Yangon to Mawlamyine.
|89||07:15||17:00||9 hrs 45 m|
|35||20:00||05:00||9 hrs 00 m|
Online Train Ticket Prices from Yangon to Mawlamyine (US Dollars):
- Upper Class Seat: $17.60
- First Class Seat: $14.30
Train Tickets to Mawlamyine
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The best train to take from Yangon to Mawlamyine is the first train of the day departing from Yangon at 07:15 which completes the journey during daylight hours.
Location of Yangon Station
Location of Mawlamyine Station
Mawlamyine is the 4th largest city in Myanmar and the capital city of the Mon state. Its location on the coast at the mouth of the Salween River has made Mawlamyine an important trading centre. Mawlamyine was established in the 1400s and rose to prominence in the 1800s under British colonial rule, with the city becoming the first British capital of Burma. Buildings built by the British during colonial times are evident in many part of contemporary Mawlamyine.
The major attractions for visitors to Mawlamyine are:
- The U-zina Pagoda: : The U-zina Pagoda is the largest of a cluster of pagoda located on the hills over locating the city. Legend has it this pagoda contains a hair from the Buddha.
- St Matthew’s Church: St Matthew’s was the first church built by the British and George Orwell worshipped there during his time as a Policeman in Burma.
- H.R.H. Princess Ashin Hteik Suhpaya’s tomb: Tomb of the fourth daughter of the last King of Burma who died in the city in 1935.
- Kyaik Than Lan Pagoda: Built in 875 the Kyaik Than Lan Pagoda is the largest stupa in the city at 45 metres tall. The views are also impressive from this hilltop temple.
- Win Sein reclining Buddha: Reputedly the largest reclining Buddha in the world, the Win Sein reclining Buddha is 29 km south of the town of Mawlamyine. 500 statues of disciples of the Buddha line the road approaching the Win Sein reclining Buddha.
- Mon State Cultural Museum: Near to Mawlamyine the Mon State Cultural Museum is dedicated to culture, hsitory and art of the people of Mon state and also contains an interesting selection if Buddhist artefacts which made their way to Mon state from all other over Asia.