Mon state covers the upper part of the Tanintharyi or Malay Peninsula. It consists of islands, hills, tropical forest, crop land and plantations. Mawlamyine, Myanmar’s fourth largest city, is the capital of Mon State. Golden Rock Pagoda is located to the north of Kyaikhto (meaning golden pagoda) township.Thaton, the capital of one of the ancient Mon Kingdoms, is dated back before 11 century A.D. Beaches in the area, including at Kyaikkami and Setse. Thanbyuzayat, 60 km south of Mawlamyine, there is a war memorial of the 100,000 POWs and civilians who perished for “death railway” at the hands of the Japanese during WW II. Kyaik Than Lan Pagoda, built in AD 875, and Win Sein Taw Ya, where the largest reclining Buddha statue in the world is situated. Kyauktalon Taung is a flat rock formation 91 m high with a Buddhist shrine situated on top of it.