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Burmese Buddhism & Lunchtime at Bago Monastery

Observe the lunchtime procession at Kha Khat Wain Kyaung monastery in Bago to gain a better understanding of Burmese Buddhism.

Study Session at Kha Khat Wain Kyaung Monastery

Step inside Kha Khat Wain Kyaung monastery in Bago, where 500 novice monks attend a study session in silence every afternoon – it’s free & open to visitors. This is like nothing you’ve ever seen before!

Snakes, Stupas, Cheroots & Buddhas in Bago!

Bago is a city of superlatives… visit the tallest stupa in Myanmar, two of the longest reclining Buddhas & one of the largest Burmese pythons in the world – do it all on motorbike for less than $10!

Visit the Golden Rock on Mount Kyaiktiyo

The Golden Rock on Mount Kyaiktiyo is one of the most divided attractions in Myanmar – people either love it or hate it. We didn’t like it at first… find out how it won us over!

Ferry to Ogre Island: Mawlamyine Day Trip

Ogre Island is just a short ferry ride from Mawlamyine – it’s a fascinating local excursion, where it’s as much about the journey as the destination.

Mawlamyine Today: From Orwell & Kipling to Now

The rich colonial history of Mawlamyine inspired Kipling & Orwell a century ago but even though it’s best days are behind it, this gritty seaside town continues to charm.

Myanmar’s Slowest Train: Dawei > Mawlamyine

16 hours. 369km. 2000 kyat ($1.70) – Traveling by train in Myanmar certainly isn’t fast but it’s cheap! Find out why it’s also the most fascinating way to travel around the country!

Maungmagan Beach & Village: Dawei Day Trip

One of the best trips from Dawei is to Maungmagan – walk along the black beach, play with kids at a fishing village & soak in some thermal hot springs. Let’s go!

Dawei: Golden Cowboy Town of the Tropics

Enjoy the pleasant tropical atmosphere in the dusty Wild West streets of Dawei, before cooling off at the  black beaches of Maungmagan nearby!

Myanmar Airways: Kawthaung Airport to Dawei

If the speedboat to Myeik isn’t running, you’ll have to fly out of Kawthaung airport – find out the procedures & quirks of flying with Myanmar Airways to Dawei!

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