Capital of Ayeyarwaddy Delta Region
The town was the sence of major clashes during the struggle for supremacy between the Mon and Bamar.
Later it became an important trade India and southeast Asia .
The city's name may derive from the Burmese word for Muslim(Pathi)
due to the presence of Arab and Indian Muslim traders here centries ago.
There's still a large Muslim population in the city.
The colonial British who set up a garrison here in 1826.
Originally founded by King Asoka of India in 305 BC, the temple complex has the feel of Shwedagon Pagoda, just a lot smaller and without the huge crowds. Whilst the pagoda itself is a grand sight,
St. Peter Cathedral (1872)
Zerbadi Sunni Jamae Mosque
Pathein is famous throughout Myanmar for the quality of its handmade parasols,used to shade the carrier from the searing sun.
Covered in silk or waterproofed cotton,this parassol come variety of brigh and organic colours.
One that can be used in the rain is the saffron coloured monk's umbrella which is water proofed by applying various coates of tree resin.
Workshops welcome visitors who want to observe this craft.
A visit to one of the city’s traditional parasol workshops is a must.
You will see these dotted over Myanmar, especially in hotels and restaurants as they make for colourful and authentic decoration.
What you probably don’t realise however is that they’re all crafted by hand using a traditional and time consuming process.
SHWE SAR UMBRELLA WORKSHOP
Pawsanmway (fragrant rice)
The Buddha's birth,enlightenment and passing away with huge pagoda festival during the full moon day of Kason (April/ May) held at the Shwemokhtaw pagoda.
Ngwe Saung Resort opened in the year 2000, is one of the loveliest and most pleasant resorts in Myanmar.
Located in the Ayarwaddy Delta Region ,
some 48 kilometres from the town of Pathein .
Ngwe Saung has the potential to be a strong rival destination in the future.
NGWE SAUNG BEACH RUN
3 November 2018
09- 42116 8446
Enjoy a 21km/13miles (approx half a marathon) Beach Run Race at the scenic Ngwe Saung Beach's untouched sandy shore which is the nearest beach and the most suitable weekend getaway from the busy Yangon.
The running trails includes diverse landscapes, partly trekking in the countryside with a runway through quiet fishing villages, and the enjoyment of sea views whilst running along the silver sandy shore.
As this event promotes inclusive tourism, it is hoped that community participation will expose the host community to the international circuit and benefits from the run will be passed on to the community.
The two village schools will benefit financially and every runner will receive a shell medallion on completion of the run!
very famous for locals
25 miles west of Pathein
floating about on rubber ring
setting off fire works in the evening
Plodding up and down on ponnies
paddling in the water
boisterous beach football game
wasting money on tacky souvenirs
happy family picnics