Ye is a small town in Southern Mon State. Most people would translate it water, which makes totally sense as it is right next to the Ye river, but actually it means Yae – to write. Historically it was founded by a Mon queen quite centuries ago. It is very little know about the history, but apparently it has been a significant place for peace talks between the Karen National United army and the Burmese Government.

It is a sleepy town with around 40.000 inhabitants. Main industries are fishing, logging and of course rubber plantations.

Life Seeing Tip #1: From the gold market you can take a small boat to the other riverside. Just wander around in the village and mingle with curios locals.

Life Seeing Tip #2: Up river from the school village to cool off in crystal clear waters. ask you hotel or guest house for directions.

Getting There

Ye can be reached by road and rail from either Mawlamyine or Dawei.

  • By road from Mawlamyine (About 3,5 hours)

  • By road from Dawei (About 3,5 hours)

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  • By train from Mawlamyine (About 6,5 hours)

  • By train from Dawei (About 8,5 hours)



Restaurants are cleaner than street stalls. However most visitors say street food is fine to eat.

  • Jasmine Cool Restaurant on the lake offers Mon Cuisine (similar to Thai cuisine) – No alcohol for sale as the lake is holy

  • KT Cold Drink & Food Center for good coffee and cheese cake

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