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Mawlamyine ( Moulmein ) city is the capital of Mon state and the old capital of British colonial Burma . George Orwell served in the Army here as a soldier...
And Rudyard Kipling started his poem with ` By the old Moulmein Pagoda , lookin` lazy at the sea...` words.
This is Kyaikthanlan Pagoda , quiet and beautiful place with great views on the city and river .
And I can tell you some amusing story.
The point is that there is the Ward in Mawlamyine city , called Mandalay...
Kipling was referring to Mandalay Ward located at the base of Kyaikthanlan pagoda, but not the Mandalay city in central Burma , as most people think...
Address: Mawlamyine city
Directions: Mon state
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