Thanlyin and Kyauktan

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      Thanlyin is situated at the confluence of the Yangon and Bago River. To the south of Thanlyin is a ridge named Utaringa Kon in history but locally known as Shin Mwe Nun Kon. It is on this ridge that Kyaik Khauk Pagoda stands.
      The colonial town of Syriam was built by the British for it's port and petroleum refinery plant. The Kyaik Kauk Pagoda is built on a hillock on the road to Kyauk Tan. It is an imposing golden stupa similar to the Shwe Dagon pagoda.

Yay Lall Pagoda

      Yay Lall Paya at Kyauk Tan means the pagoda in mid-stream built on a laterite reef. It was built by King Zeyasana the seventh king of the Pada Dynasty in the third century BC. The first pagoda was only 11 feet high. The pagoda complex comprises several buildings including a monastery. Pilgrims and visitors are ferried across to the pagoda. One can feed shoals of long river catfish which surface to snatch tit-bits of food thrown at them.