This is what it is like to be on the top of Kyauktalon Taung, a limestone mountain near Mawlamyine, Myanmar.
Two people on a quest to explore the world
Filed in: Photos & Video by Mike Shubbuck
Mike’s addiction to travel started early. His family would often take meandering summer vacations across the United States. These trips gave him an appreciation of his native land, but a thirst for exploration outside of it. Always up for an adventure, he has been talked into skydiving, hanging over Victoria Falls, and jumping off cliffs. Depending on whom you ask, maybe he was the one convincing others to join him. His perspective is usually framed with a lens and he shoots video and photographs religiously. Mike is a lover of all things, but the phrase, “What is your favorite country?” has a special place in his heart. He is co-author of Create Your Escape: A Practical Guide for Planning Long-Term Travel, which teaches other travelaholics how to prepare for long-term travel. Check it out at http://createyourescape.today
Bea & Giuseppe says
We are planning a trip through South East Asia and came across this post on Kyauktalon Taung. It looks very interesting and we are thinking about going there. However we can’t figure out where it is. On one hand in the post it’s mentioned that the place is near Mawlamyne, but if we check the maps it seems to be somewhere between Yangon and Mandalay (and not near Mawlamyne). Could you kindly explain where the place is and how best to get there.
Thanks a lot in advance!
Best regards Bea & Giuseppr
Mike Shubbuck says
Hi Bea and Giuseppr,
Kyauktalon Taung is outside of Mawlamyne near Win Sein Taw Ya (aka the reclining Buddha). We detail where we stayed and how we got around in this article ( https://twotravelaholics.com/2013/05/23/into-the-bowels-of-a-reclining-buddha/). Let me know if you have any other questions.
Bea & Giuseppe says
Thank you very much for your information! Thats e very nice place, and with your information we will go there to look the place! If we have other questions, we will ask you! Thanks
Bea & Giuseppe