Ye is in Southeastern Myanmar.
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).
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, or Banana Mountain". A huge reclining Buddha is near completion (as of May 2018), and an additional massive temple area is being developed. Before 12:00 noon, food is offered at the far left end of the elevated pagoda, just past the 4 gargantuan Buddhas. Ask around for the exact location, it's definitely worth it!
Please dress modestly (cover shoulders, knees etc), especially in temples and pagodas.
In addition to "Banana Hill" (the local name is Ko Yin Lay), the villages of Jaung Ywar, Duya, Andin, and to beaches at Bin Le Wa and Ka Byar Wa are well worth visiting.
ATM's. KBZ Bank has an ATM next to Sakar Taung pagoda, near Ye town hospital. CB Bank has an ATM, and AYA Bank has an ATM as well. Currency exchange is available only as KBZ Bank, as of May 2018.
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.
The north-bound train departs from Ye at 2:30 pm, and takes about 6 hours to Mawlamyine.
The slowest train in Myanmar travels between Ye and Dawei. Scheduled to depart from Ye at 10:30 am, it takes 8 to 9 hours to reach Dawei. The route is scenic, and you'll get lingering views of many villages as the train stops briefly for people to get on and off. If you're not in a hurry, it is quite an experience.