Myanmar - Southwestern Myanmar (PDF Chapter)
This is the Southwestern Myanmar chapter from Lonely Planet’s Myanmar guide-book.
South and west of Yangon is the Ayeyarwady Delta, a stunning patchwork of greenery float-ing on rivers, tributaries and lakes that stretches to the Bay of Bengal. The delta is also home to historic towns such as Pathein and Thanlyin.
- cycle around the ancient temples, palaces, monasteries and giant Buddhas that dominate the historic former capital of Bago
- base yourself in the bustling delta city of Pathein, where you can admire the artistry and skill needed to make its famed silk and cotton parasols
- ride a motorbike taxi along deserted beaches and jungle tracks between the resorts of Chaung Tha Beach and Ngwe Saung Beach, or just laze in the sand and surf
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Thanlyin & Kyauktan, Bago, Pathein, Chaung Tha Beach, Ngwe Saung Beach.
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