Pathein is the capital and largest city of the Ayeyarwady Region, located about 190 kilometres away from Yangon. It sits on the banks of Pathein River, a distributary of Ayeyarwady River. Earlier known as Bassein, this city is the most important delta port of the country. Pathein is a quiet, laid-back riverside city, ideal for spending a few idle days. It is also the best place to be if you want to pay a visit to the stunning deltas of the Ayeyarwady River.
Pathein enjoys a tropical monsoon climate of continuous rainfall from June to August. December to April is the driest and coolest season, making it the best time to visit this place.