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Nice views, but the temple itself is more of the same

Nice views 360 degrees. Also cool to be able to see the prison of mawlamyine. The temple is nice... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
aafker2016
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Great views

A nice pagoda with impressive views. Certainly worth a visit. Ideal time would be late afternoon... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
njfreeman2015
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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This is the Pagoda described by Kipling in the Road to Mandalay (By the old Mawlymayne Pagoda....). It is the biggest tourist attraction in Mawlymayne and the favourite sunset viewpoint. Another pagoda is listed and people are inaccurateley posting...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

As it is located on the top of mountain, for sure we can get splendid views to see the whole city.Pagoda itself is mentioned by famous poet Rudyard Kipling "By the old Moulmein Pagoda, Lookin' lazy at the sea” You can get stunning views at...More

3  Thank Ye Htun K
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice views 360 degrees. Also cool to be able to see the prison of mawlamyine. The temple is nice, but not amazing

Thank aafker2016
Reviewed 22 May 2018

A nice pagoda with impressive views. Certainly worth a visit. Ideal time would be late afternoon to catch the sunset.

Thank njfreeman2015
Reviewed 5 March 2018

"By the old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin' lazy at the sea, There's a Burma girl a-settin', and I know she thinks o' me;" Wonderful views over the tree filled town and the river Salween. Catches the breeze on its ridge. Few visitors, though a Myanmar family...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Walk up the crumbling covered walkway to visit this impressive pagoda which is a real treasure and far less busy than those you will see in Yangon and Mandalay.

Thank Martin W
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Kyaikthanlan Pagoda is the highest structure in Mawlamyine and was probably the setting for Rudyard Kipling's poem 'The Road to Mandalay'. It's a great sunset-viewing spot with fine vistas to the west across the nearby islands, Salween Estuary and Gulf of Martaban, and to the...More

Thank eileent3821
Reviewed 6 December 2017

In the morning time, the surrounding is very tranquil and silent. This is one of the most revered pagodas in the country. Next to it, we can visit at the Sein Tone Mee Phaya Kaung built by the queen of King Mindon and decorated beautifully...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2017

As it is located on the top of mountain, for sure we can get splendid views to see the whole city.Pagoda itself is mentioned by famous poet Rudyard Kipling "By the old Moulmein Pagoda, Lookin' lazy at the sea” You can get stunning views at...More

3  Thank Ye Htun K
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Mawlamyine is best place for relaxing..surroundings with few islands ..can go by ferry ..its many pagodas, hindu temples, muslims dargah ( where Sufi buried) .simply the place for worship

1  Thank Hajishahul
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Kyaik Than Lan pagoda is one of the beautiful places in Mawlamyine where can enjoy fantastic view over Town and nice sunset view. If you are nature lover and love for walking, this is the place you should not miss.

Thank hoshibara
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The pagoda is on top of the hill, and if you wanted to see how Malawmyine looks from above, this is the place. Stunning sunset over the river and the surrounding hills, the praying monks, the airy space, all this give an interesting feeling to...More

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