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About Mon State, Myanmar
Mon State is an administrative division of Myanmar. Its capital city is Mawlamyaing, Mon State lies between Andaman Sea to the west and Kanyin State to the east, the state is bordered on the north by Bago Region and on the south by Tanintharyi Region. Dawna Range runs along the eastern side of the state to form a border with Kayin State.
Mon State is made up of smaller island like Kalegauk, Kyungyi Island and Wa Kyun along its coastal line. The state is made up of two districts namely Mawlamyaine District and Thaton District.
Mon State is home to Mawlamyaing University served by Ye Airport. The major economic activity involves agriculture and coastal fishing, rice and rubber are widely cultivated. Betel nut production, cultivation of cashew is also widely practiced in Mon State. Other major industries include sugar, paper and rubber tires. The area is rich in minerals like antimony, salt and granite.
Attractions in Mon State
Major attractions in Mon State includes Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, a famous religious site with a steeple that lies on a rock covered in gold leaf, legend says that Buddha’s hair lies in the Pagoda and its power keeps the rock from falling. Thaton, the former capital city of ancient Mon kingdom is another catchy attraction in Mon State, Thanbyuzayat War Memorial, Belu-Kyun Island located opposite Mawlamyaing, Satse and Kyaik-Kami, a popular beach resort are some of the other places to see.
Hotels in Mon State Myanmar
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