• travel guide
  • Travel Guides
  • Apps & eBooks
  • Community
  • Publish Apps
Travel Guide > Asia > Burma/Myanmar > Yangon > Thanlyin

Thanlyin Travel Guide

Upload Photo     Upload Video

Add a Point to the Map

    Thanlyin is a city in the Yangon Division of Irrawaddy, Myanmar. Kyauktan is a small island nearby Thanlyin, in the Yangon River, and site of the 4th century Ye Le Paya.

    Thanlyin and Kyauktan (Syriam) was once an important city on the Irrawaddy Delta but is today a forgotten suburb of Yangon. The city, an important seventeenth-century port, was destroyed by King Alaungpaya and is best known for the Portuguese adventurer and short-time self-proclaimed King Philip de Brito, a one-time Portuguese mercenary who became the de-facto ruler of Syriam until, in 1613, he was defeated by the Bamar and impaled.

    Thanylin is a short taxi ride away from Yangon (US$20 round trip) or catch a local bus from Bogoyoke Aung San Road in Pazundaung Township for a crowded ride into the past! From Thanlyin, a boat (1500 kyat) takes a few minutes to get across to Kyauktan.


    Users for Thanlyin
    2 0 0
    Make it Happen!

    Our service for you - your travel checklist:

    1. Read our online guides
    2. Find a cheap flight
    3. Book a nice hotel
    4. Get travel insurance
      - even during your trip -

    ...and have fun!