Thanlyin is a major port city of Myanmar, located across Bago River from the city of Yangon. It is home to the largest port in the country, Thilawa port.
In the late 1500s, Thanlyin was the base of the Portuguese adventurer, Philip De Brito. Officially a trade representative from Rakhine, he established himself as a local warlord from his base at Thanlyin, and hired his forces on occasion to the Mon in their battles against the Bamar.
The main tourist attraction in Thanlyin is Kyaik Khauk Pagoda and Kyauktan Yele Pagoda. There is also the National Races village across the river.
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Depart Yangon in the morning crossing the Thanlwin Bridge with direction to Thanlyin, formerly known as Syriam, this town is only a 45 minutes drive from downtown Yangon.
Thanlyin was the base for the Portuguese adventurer Philip De Brito to create his own little Kingdom in the early 17th century. Not much is still to see from its former glory but the town has a pleasant feeling with its shady streets and little traffic. We will visit the Kyaik Khauk Pagoda 4km out of town and continue to the end of the road to see the Kyauktan Pagoda (or Yele Paya) built on a small island in the middle of the river. In the evening back to Yangon.
Minimum – 2 Pax
Price – 68 USD per pax