Places to Visit in
THANBYUZEYAT ”2ND WORLD WAR DEATH RAILWAY TERMINAL”
Thanbyuzeyat (Thanbyuzayat) is a 1-hour drive south of Mawlamyaing and marked the
ending of the infamous “Death railway”. Allied Prisoners of War
had to build
it during the 2nd World War under Japanese rule. The railway linked Thailand
Today there is little more than a newly painted locomotive on display.
On the outskirts of Thanbyuzeyat is a well-kept Allied War
Cemetery in large a compound.
Previously also known under the name Amherst, it is at the Gulf of
Martaban (Andaman Sea) northwest of Thanbyuzeyat. Kyaikkhami Pagoda
on a small island, connected to the mainland by a bridge-like walkway.
During high-tide the lower walkway gets flooded but you can walk on
the upper level. The building containing the Buddha Images can’t be
entered by women, they have to see the Image from a platform. The
scenery is probably more attractive than the architecture.
A beach 2 hours drive South from Mawlamyaing. For details, please see