13 Yan Gyi Aung Road 4, Shwe San Daw Pagoda – Ye, Mon State, Myanmar
Phone from outside Myanmar +95-925-008-8616. Within Myanmar call 0-925-088-8616.
There are several options for travel to Ye. From Yangon, you can travel by train (see schedule at http://www.seat61.com/Burma.htm), public buses run regularly to Ye, or hire a van or a car with a driver.
Bus information to Ye from Yangon airport:
At the airport, after baggage pickup and currency exchange (same area), stop at the taxi desk located close to the exit door (it’s inside the building) and say that you want to go to “Aung Mingala Highway bus station”. Price for taxi should be 8000 to 10,000 kyat (pronounced JAHT).
The Aung Mingala Highway Bus Station in Yangon is big and spread out, and each office has service to different cities. Ask your taxi driver to take you to one of the following bus companies, and say that you are going to YAY. Say it 2 times for clarity… YAY! YAY! (Use the ‘say it two times’ method for anything and anywhere in Myanmar. It helps!)
Aung Ya Da Na – 3 pm and 4 pm – 8000 kyat each person
Shway San Set Jya – 6 pm, 8:30 pm and 9 pm – about 12,000 per person
Mann Ya Za – 4 pm – 15,300 each
Myu Set Tit – 7 am and 7 pm – about 10,000 each
Shwen Lay – 7 am – 8300 each
Shwe Wai Minn Express – 1 pm – 15,000 each
Shwe Pya Zo – not sure of their schedule or pricing
You can find cheaper buses, but they will pack as full as possible, including jump seats that block the aisles, crowd the bus and stop more frequently. The more expensive buses are typically newer and more comfortable. The price reflects the level of quality.
There is a van service that transports customers from Yangon all the way to the very southernmost point of Myanmar, KawThaung. You can begin your trip from KawThaung and go north also. The van can deliver to, and pick-up from Bago, Golden Rock, Mawlamyine, Ye, Dawei and Myeik. The name is Thwa Myang Mo, and their telephone numbers are 0976335339 (Mawlamyine), 09785032337 (Dawei), 09261528099 (Myeik) and 09457548722 (KawThaung).
The train is an interesting, but rather bumpy, option. Both choices are very affordable. Or, you can hire a driver and a car or minivan to bring you South. Prices are negotiable. You can fly from Yangon to Dawei, then take a bus, train or private driver to Ye.
From Mae Sot, Thailand: After crossing the bridge to Myawadee, Myanmar, you can travel to Mawlamyine by private driver, then change to a public bus or the train to continue South to Ye.
From Ranong, Thailand: Cross by longtail boat or ferry to Kawthaung, Myanmar. There are buses and vans to Myeik, Dawei, and all the way to Ye. From Myeik and Dawei, you can catch a train or bus North to Ye. You can also fly from Kawthaung to Dawei.
From Kanchanaburi, Thailand: Cross the border at the Baan Pu Nam Ron entry point, then travel buy car or truck to Dawei, then you can take the public bus, train or hire a private driver North to Ye.
Although Google Maps shows “Ye Airport”, there is no airport here. Yet.