Pyin Oo Lwin was formerly known as May Myo located some 67 kilometers east of Mandalay. Initially, it was situated on the Lashio-Mandalay road.

Chaung Thar beach is located 40 km to the west of Pathein in Ayeyarwaddy Division. It is about 5 hrs drive from Yangon to Chaung Thar beach. It is an attractive wide beach where coconut palms and casuarinas trees can be found there.