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Ye

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Ye is in Southeastern Myanmar.

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Get in[edit]

From Dawei. Buses going to Mawlamyine and Yangon will usually stop in Ye, but some will charge the full price for the final destination. AC buses leave Dawei at 5 am, 1 pm and 5 pm, 8,000 kyat (check the times from your travel agent). Ticket on non-air con bus at 3 pm costs 7,000 kyat from sellers in downtown Dawei. The ride should take less than 4 hours.

Buses drop off on outskirts of town where motorbike taxis will bring you to the centre for 1,000 kyat per person.

==Get around There are not many places to rent a motorbike. Starlight Guesthouse rents them but guests staying there have 1st preference. So if you want to rent a motorbike you might want to stay there(Mar 2016).

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Central Lake with small temple in a jetty.

There is a new religious complex containing a building surrounded by four gargantuan Buddha statues outside of town. It is sometimes called "Banana Hill". Ask around for the exact location, it's definitely worth it!

Please dress modestly (cover shoulders, knees etc), especially in temples and pagodas.

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ATM's. At least KBZ Bank has an ATM next to Sakar Taung pagoda, near Ye town hospital.

The gold market in central Ye is surrounded by stalls and shops selling all kinds of things including fruits and vegetables as well as household goods.

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  • Gold Market Guest House, (Next to the gold market in central Ye). checkout: 12:00. Gold Market is in central Ye. The owner is very friendly and speaks English fairly well. Assists with bus ticket purchases without charging. Room prices range from 5,000 to 25,000 kyat (May 2016: 3500 - 10000, could be low season pricing) depending on room amenities and sizes. Air conditioning is available for the higher priced rooms but costs extra at a rate of 550 kyat per unit of electricity used - about one unit per hour. Breakfast not included. The owner can also assist in renting motorbikes.  edit
  • Starlight Guesthouse, (Along the lake in central Ye), [1]. Located in central Ye, this new guesthouse is run by an American expat and a Burmese local. They are able to give lots of information on southern Myanmar and can assist with planning tours in the area. Rates start at 21,000 kyat for a double/twin room with private bathroom and a fan, and with an AC 31,500 kyat (prices as of September 2016). Breakfast included. Location is fairly quiet and does not have the noise of the ubiquitous Myanmar traffic. The atmosphere is very familial, and there is a balcony with a great view of the lake.  edit

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Get out[edit]

  • Mawlamyine. Buses to Mawlamyine run at 6:00 am, 9:15 am, 11:45 am and 3:30 pm with varying companies. The ride is about 4 hours long. The 9:45 and 11:45 small buses with limited legroom leave from the town center and do not have air conditioning, 3,000 kyat.
  • Dawei. Buses and minivans run to Dawei several times a day. Ask timetables from your Guesthouse. AC bus 8,000 kyat, less than 4 hours ride.
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