On the southern coast of Myanmar lies Mawlamyine (Moulmein), a picturesque old colonial town on the Salaween River, once an important teak port. Places of interest in this area include Kipling’s Kyaikthanlan Pagoda and the Mon Cultural Museum. Further down the coast you can visit Setse Beach; Kyaikhami (Amherst) - a seaside resort with its Yele Pagoda perched over the sea and Thanbyuzayat where the cemetery for World War II’s allied prisoners of war who died while building the infamous ‘Death Railway’ is located. Mawlamyine is a sleepy town and accommodation and food options are limited, this coupled with the poor roads make it a trip only for the more adventurous. However, the reward is well worth it as you will probably be the only tourists there and be able to explore this interesting local town alone!