View from Uzina Pagoda looking towards Moupon [Moulmein]
Photographer: Watts and Skeen
Medium: Photographic print
View over the rooftops of Moulmein (or Mawlamyaing), towards the rice husking mills of the Moupon district, with the Salween River beyond. The capital of the Mon State, the town lies on the coast of south-east Burma at the mouth of the Salween (Thanlwin) where it meets the Gulf of Martaban (Mottama). During the 19th century when it was the administrative centre for British Burma it became known for the export of teak and rice and as an important seaport for shipping. The U Zina Pagoda stands on the southern spur of a ridge of hills in eastern Moulmein, one of five shrines and monasteries built on the ridge, and affords panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.