The Ye Hlwe waterfall on the east bank of Sittaung river is recognized as a new tourist attraction for the post-COVID-19 tourism due to its beautiful scenery and convenient transportation after the opening of the Sittaung River Bridge (Yedashe) on 2 January.
The waterfall is located in Ye Hlwe village, Yedashe Township in Bago Region. Vehicles can drive to the Mya Yaung pagoda near the waterfall and the villagers are now repairing and cleaning the road to make it more convenient for visitors to the waterfall.
On the way to the waterfall, visitors can also pay visit to Kayin Chaung village surrounded by ancient moats and the Shwe Pyi Aye sitting Buddha statue facing mountains of Kayin State.
U Myint Oo, a resident of Kayin Chaung Village said the Bouddha statue was not absolutely touched by bullet during bomber strike several times by the American warplanes during World War II. The village road was used by the Japanese troops during the war and antiques can still be seen at the village.
Moreover, the discovery of about three miles wide of old laterite walls, brick boards and burial urns near Thet Kae Kyin village, about three miles up from Ye Hlwe waterfall also offers the cultural heritage which is connected with the tourism industry.
When the travel restrictions are eased in the post-COVID-19 period, the people will start travelling and developing tourism destinations will surely support the country’s smokeless industry.
By Ko Lwin (Swa) (Translated by Ei Phyu Phyu Aung)