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Kawtakwan Destination Guide

Touring Kawtakwan in Myanmar

Kawtakwan in the region of Kayin is a city located in Myanmar - some 241 mi or ( 388 km ) South-East of Nay Pyi Taw , the country's capital city .

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Time in Kawtakwan is now 05:14 AM (Saturday) . 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: Tak, Mae Sot, Mae Ramat, Chiang Mai, and Ban Tak. Being here already, consider visiting Tak . Check out our recomendations for Kawtakwan ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Gyaing River

Gyaing River is a river of Kayin State and Mon State, in southeastern Burma (Myanmar). Its two major tributaries, the Hlaingbwe River and the Haungtharaw River, flow together to form the Gyaing at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:16|36|12|N|98|00|25|E| | |name= }}. It is about 45 miles long and flows into the Salween River immediately above Moulmein, at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:16|30|55|N|97|37|36|E| | |name= }} (its mouth).

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Located at 16.60 98.01 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: Rivers of Burma

Haungtharaw River

Haungtharaw River (Haungthayaw River) is a river of Kayin State, in southeastern Burma (Myanmar). It has its source in the Dawna Range and flows into the Gyaing River.

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Located at 16.60 98.01 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: Rivers of Burma

Kanni II, Kyain Seikgyi

Kanni is a large village in northern Kyain Seikgyi Township, Kawkareik District, in the Kayin State of Burma (Myanmar). It lies on the left (western) bank of the Haungtharaw (Haungthayaw) River just upstream (south) of where it flows into the Gyaing River.

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Located at 16.56 98.02 (Lat./Long.); Less than 20 km away
Tags: Populated places in Kayin State

Kalagong massacre

On 7 July 1945, the Kalagong Massacre was committed against inhabitants of Kalagong, Burma, by members of the 3rd Battalion, 215th Regiment and the OC Moulmein Kempeitai of the Imperial Japanese Army. These units had been ordered by Major General Seiei Yamamoto, chief of staff of the 33rd Army, to sweep the area for guerrillas reportedly teamed with British paratroops. The Japanese occupied the village and rounded up all the inhabitants for questioning.

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Located at 16.55 97.73 (Lat./Long.); Less than 21 km away
Tags: 1945 in Burma, 1945 in Japan, Mass murder in 1945, Massacres committed by Japan, Massacres in Burma

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