Mon State

Although there are no modern figures on the population of Mon State, it is estimated that the population was around 2,672,000 in 2002. The majority are Mon. However, there is a large number of ethnic Bamar, as well as members of the Kayin and Pa-O ethnic groups and a small, dwindling Anglo-Burmese community. Many are isolated and many do not understand or speak Burmese. There is a Thai Community in Kyaikkami. The majority of people are Buddhist.

Golden Rock (Kyaikhityo)

Located about 190 km from Yangon, Kyaikhtiyoe is the largest domestic tourism centre.The famous legendary Kyaikthiyo Pagoda is located in the small town called Kyaikhto, in the Mon State. The Pagoda is also known as “the golden rock”. This destination is 160km away from Yangon and 4 hour drive.


Zin-Kyaik Waterfall is located near the main road and rail line of Yangon-Dawei, near by Zin-Kyaik Village.It is panoramic and apleasant place as a picnic sport.


The capital of Mon-state, the fourth biggest city of Myanmar is Mawlamyine. It situated at the gulf of Mottama, 45 km from the sea. Sightseeing’s in Mawlamyine are Kyaikthanlan pagoda, Uzena Pagoda, monastery of Queen Seindone.