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Thanlyin

This ancient port town, less than a half hour’s drive from downtown Yangon, is a great place to begin. Thanlyin was the ancient capital of the Mon Kings from the 14th to 16th centuries, and was one of Burma’s main ports. It receded from prominence when Yangon port took on much of its role from 1755, but Thanlyin still remains a town of much importance to Yangon, and to Burma. It lies just 10 km away from Yangon at the confluence of the mighty Bago (Pegu) and Yangon Rivers. You will cross the almost one kilometer wide Bago River using one of the longest bridges in Burma, the Thanlyin Bridge, to reach the port towns of Thanlyin and Thilawa.

Thanylin is a fascinating town with its diverse history, unique river scenery and city views. Much of the colonial era architecture remains, an elegant reminder of the town’s early days as a refinery port. The British developed areas to service the Burma Oil Company, including houses for employees. Thanlyin’s earlier Portuguese history is also apparent. Philip de Brito, adventurer and notorious occupier of Thanlyin in the late 1500s has left his mark. The ruins of a church, built in the 1700s, houses the tombstones of Portuguese missionaries.

Source: Myanmarburma.com