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Notes on the Geography of Burma / Myanmar: Moulmein 4: Ridge

The ridge that parallels the waterfront provides great views of the city and is the site of a whole string of Buddhist institutions.

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From a point on the ridge near the pagoda made famous by Kipling, there's a good view of the city's green core. In the distance, an island at the mouth of the Salween.

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From the same point, a view of the city's old prison, built on the panopticon principle.

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Turning 180 degrees: the Kyaikthanian Pagoda, Moulmein's tallest and likely the one Kipling had in mind while writing "Mandalay."

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At the base of the pagoda.

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A building of traditional style but built with a modern material.


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