Thanlyin was a major port, until it was eclipsed by Yangon in the late 18th century. It was briefly the base of the French East India Company and the first place in Myanmar to receive Christian missionaries and have its own church. The ruins of a Portuguese-built church, dating to 1750, can be found not far from the Thanlyin Bridge. Under British rule, Thanlyin was known as ‘Syriam’ and was the site of a major oil refinery.
Mount Popa - 1518m above sea level and is the extinct volcano. Also known as the oasis of the central Myanmar dry zone and a perfect place for eco tourism. Home to many "Nats’ or Spirits makes Mount Popa in Myanmar