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Taungbwe Destination Guide

Explore Taungbwe in Myanmar

Taungbwe in the region of Bago is a town in Myanmar - some 100 mi or ( 161 km ) South-West of Nay Pyi Taw , the country's capital city .

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Current time in Taungbwe is now 03:41 AM (Saturday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Rangoon " with a UTC offset of 6.5 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chittagong, Tawzigon, and Taunggaing. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Mae Hong Son . Where to go and what to see in Taungbwe ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Pyay

Pyay is a town in the Bago Region in Burma (Myanmar). Pyay is located on the Ayeyarwady River (Irrawaddy River) and is 260 km northwest of Yangon. The British Irrawaddy Flotilla Company established the current town in the late 19th century on the Ayeyarwady River (Irrawaddy River) as a transshipment point for cargo between Upper and Lower Burma. The district of Pyay encompasses the valley of the Ayeyarwady, located between Thayetmyo, Hinthada and Tharrawaddy districts.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 18.82 95.22 (Lat./Long.); Less than 20 km away
Tags: Old Cities of Mon people, Populated places in Bago Region, Township capitals of Burma

Battle of Prome

The battle of Prome was a land-based battle between the Kingdom of Burma and the British Empire that took place near the city of Prome, modern day Pyay, in 1825 as part of the First Anglo-Burmese War. It was the last-ditch effort by the Burmese to drive out the British from Lower Burma. The poorly equipped Burmese army despite the advantage in numbers suffered a defeat. The British army's subsequent march toward north threatened Ava, which led to peace negotiation by the Kingdom of Burma.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 18.82 95.22 (Lat./Long.); Less than 20 km away
Tags: 1825 in Burma, Battles involving Burma, Battles involving the United Kingdom, Conflicts in 1825