The state of Mon is located in southeastern Burma. It is bordered by the Andaman Sea to the south and west, the Tenasserim Hills to the east, and Kayin State to the north. The state has a population of 1.7 million people. The capital city of Mon State is Mawlamyaing. Other major cities include Thaton and Ye. The state has a tropical climate with monsoon rains from May to October.

The landscape of Mon State is varied. The coast is lined with mangrove forests and sandy beaches. Inland, there are mountains, valleys, and plains. The state is home to several national parks, including Kyaiktiyo National Park and Hpa-An National Park

Demographically, Mon State is predominantly Buddhist (90%) with a small minority of Christians (10%). The majority of the population speaks the Mon language (70%), while other

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If you're looking for a unique and beautiful travel destination, then you should definitely consider visiting Mon State in Myanmar. This picturesque region is home to a huge range of different landscapes, from lush rice fields and peaceful rivers to magnificent mountains and dense forests. And of course, Mon State is also home to some of Myanmar's most iconic temples and pagodas, including the stunning Shwedagon Pagoda. Whether you're looking to explore nature, learn about history and culture, or simply relax and soak up the atmosphere, Mon State has something to offer everyone. So why not add it to your travel plans today? You won't regret it!

Why you should visit here?

  1. Mon state is home to Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, a major Buddhist pilgrimage site.
  2. Mon State is an important agricultural region, producing rice, rubber, timber, and spices. Fisheries are also significant, with coastlines along both the Gulf of Martaban and Andaman Sea.
  3. The Mon people have their own unique language and culture. The Mon language is a member of the Tai family of languages, and it is spoken by around 2 million people. The Mon people have their own distinct culture, with their own traditional dress, music, dance, and cuisine.
  4. The capital of Mon state is Mawlamyine, which is also Myanmar's fourth largest city. It was an important trading port during British colonial rule. Today, Mawlamyine is a busy city with a thriving market, bustling streets, and numerous temples and pagodas.
  5. Mon State has a tropical climate and is known for its beaches, temples, and waterfalls.

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GHG - Energy Impact

No. Name of District Number of town Number of village
Llst Electrified Unelectrified List electrified Unelectrified
Other Total Power
Other Total
Diesel Solar Diesel Solar
1 Mawlamyine 10 7 3 - 10 - 525 247 137 95 479
2 Thadon 7 7 - - 7 - 618 383 2 35 420
Total 17 14 3 -
17 - 1149 630 139 130 899

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit is between November and April, when the weather is at its most beautiful and comfortable. The Kyaik Htee yoe Pagoda festival is also held in February, so that's an ideal time to go.

How to get there

There are a few different ways to get to Mon State. The first is by plane. The second option is to take a bus. Thirdly, Mon State is also accessible by train. Finally, you can also reach Mon State by boat.

Once you arrive in Mon, you can either take a taxi or a bus to your final destination. If you are planning on staying in Mon for an extended period of time, it might be worth renting a car. This will give you the freedom to explore the state at your own pace.

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