Mon State is situated in lower Myanmar, bordering Bago Division in the north, Kayin State in the east, Thailand and Taninthayi Division in the south, and Andaman Sea and Gulf of Mottama in the west. It has an area of 4,747.8 square miles.
The population of Mon State is 2,466,000.
The majority of inhabitants are Mon and Bamar, though Kayin, Rakhine, Chin, Kachin, Shan and Pa-O also live in the state.
The majority of people are Buddhists, with a minority of Christians.
The main languages spoken in the state are Mon and Myanmar.
How to get there?
Mawlamyine, a charming town formerly called Moulmein, is the capital of Mon State. It is situated at the mouth of the Thanlwin River (Salween River), and is easily accessible by road and rail from Yangon.
The spectacular Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda stands on a gold gilded boulder, precariously perched on the edge of a hill over 1100m above sea-level. Kyaikhto, the town at the foot of the hill, is about 160km from Yangon. It is an 11km up-hill climb for hikers from Kinpun base camp.