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Kangon Destination Guide

Touring Kangon in Myanmar

Kangon in the region of Ayeyarwady is a city located in Myanmar - some 196 mi or ( 315 km ) South of Nay Pyi Taw , the country's capital city .

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Time in Kangon is now 03:33 PM (Tuesday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Rangoon " with a UTC offset of 6.5 hours. Depending on your travel resources, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Chiang Mai, Yeso, and Nyaungdon. Being here already, consider visiting Mae Hong Son . Check out our recomendations for Kangon ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Ma-ubin

Ma-ubin or Maubin is a town in the Ayeyarwady Division of south-west Burma. It is the seat of the Ma-ubin Township in the Ma-ubin District. The population as of 1993 was 42,000. The inhabitants of the town, as well as the district are mainly Bamar and Karen. During Cyclone Nargis which devastated the Irrawaddy Delta, the Burmese military offered convoys to refugees to Ma-ubin to escape the devastation in worse-hit areas.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 16.73 95.65 (Lat./Long.); Less than 26 km away
Tags: Populated places in Ayeyarwady Region, Township capitals of Burma

Twante Canal

The Twante Canal is a canal that connects the Irrawaddy River and the Yangon river in Myanmar. The 35 km canal is a heavily used short cut between the city of Yangon and the Irrawaddy Division. The canal is named after the town of Twante, located near the canal's mid-way point. The canal was the quickest route from Yangon to the Irrawaddy Delta until the 1990s when roads between Yangon and the Irrawaddy Division became usable year round. The canal is still heavily used.

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Located at 16.72 95.96 (Lat./Long.); Less than 31 km away
Tags: Canals in Burma, Yangon Region

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