Kyaik Hti Yo is a major pilgrimage site for Burmese Buddhists. It exists on the highest peak (1,102 meters above sea level) of the Paung Laung mountain range and it hungs from the spur of a cliff. According to the legend, the hermit named Teikssa presented the hair of the Buddha to the King of Celestial. The King chose the boulder which looked like the head of the hermit and built a small stupa to place these sacred hairs. The trekking route up to the mountain is refreshing and exhilarating climb to its lush rain forest, towering hills and rippling streams and breathtaking scenes. It makes the most never to be forgotten experience for all the visitors.
Mawlamyine, the capital of Mon State is located at 270km southeast of Yangon. Mawlamyine has a wide range of hills, caves and beaches surroundings and within making the Mawlamyine not just all about history but also the attraction to the eyes and minds of the visitors.
Hpa-An is more like a countryside compared with Mawlamyine with a limited number of official tourist attractions of caves, sacred mountains and cloud-scraping islands. In addition, the boat trip which sails through rural bliss between Mawlamyine and Hpa-An is also one of the attractions.