Formerly known as ‘ Syriam ‘ is located on the bank of Yangon River. It was a major trade centre. In the late 15th century, Thanlyin was controlled by Portuguese adventurer Phillip De Brito. Visitors can make a day-return trip across 2700 m long Thanlyin Bridge which was constructed by the aid of China. The busy typical market near the jetty is one of the interesting sights of the ways of life. Kyaik Hmaw Wun Mid-River Pagoda is the main tourist attraction with its glass mosaic decorations. One can get there by boat from the bank of the river.