"about the city of Mawlamyaing.." Mon State by cochinjew

Mon State Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 121 photos

George Orwell and Burmese Days

He was stationed at Moulmein and wrote his Burmese Days here or about here...
Very romantic place to be.. the wide river.. moorish mosques brightly painted. Diverse nationalities..

Hindu Budhists of Mawlemyaing

I was surprised to see Budha Statues inside Tamil Hindu temples and asked the caretaker, a retired pharmacist, about it. U Myint Thein ( his tamil name is Mr Doraisamy )told me that there are about 100 000 indians in the area, 23 temples but they are all Hindu Budhists, like himself. They see no contradiction in it.
Was reading the book Jew in the Lotus and I found the presence of Hindu Budhists rather comforting and should write to someone special in Melbourne who considers herself Hindu-Jewish!

a nice website about Mawlemayne

http://www.mawlamyine.com/
i found this website to be informative and has all the information one needs to enjoy Mawlemayne

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  • Pros:A delightful place to visit
  • Cons:A little difficult to get to
  • In a nutshell:Time to visit Moulemain .. read Burmese Days
  • Last visit to Mon State: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated Nov 11, 2005
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