Pathein (Bassein)

Pathein (Bassein)

 

Is a sleepy colonial town in the delta region where time seems to have stopped. The town is charming and live is much slower than in bustling larger towns. Many people still walk to their destinations or take bicycles. Pathein is a little over 3 hours drive from Yangon. There are small workshops manufacturing monk umbrellas. The night market is very nice; vendors sell food, groceries and fruits. If you have a robust stomach, you can enjoy many different kinds of foods and deserts.

Pathein is on your way if you go to either Ngwe Saung Beach or Chaung Tha Beach.