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Taungbyu Destination Guide

Explore Taungbyu in Myanmar

Taungbyu in the region of Magway is a town in Myanmar - some 139 mi or ( 223 km ) North-West of Nay Pyi Taw , the country's capital city .

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Current time in Taungbyu is now 10:21 AM (Monday) . 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, Chittagong, Aizawl, Agartala, and Zitawbin. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Mae Hong Son . Where to go and what to see in Taungbyu ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Pagan Kingdom

The Kingdom of Pagan (lit. "Pagan Period"; also commonly known as the Pagan Dynasty and the Pagan Empire) was the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern-day Burma (Myanmar). Pagan's 250-year rule over the Irrawaddy valley and its periphery laid the foundation for the ascent of Burmese language and culture, the spread of Burman ethnicity in Upper Burma, and the growth of Theravada Buddhism in Burma and in mainland Southeast Asia.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 21.17 94.86 (Lat./Long.); Less than 22 km away
Tags: 1297 disestablishments, History of Burma, States and territories established in 849

Thatbyinnyu Temple

Thatbyinnyu Temple is a famous temple located in Bagan (formerly Pagan), built in the mid-12th century during the reign of King Alaungsithu. It is adjacent to Ananda Temple. Thatbyinnyu Temple is shaped like a cross, but is not symmetrical. The temple has two primary storeys, with the seated Buddha image located on the second storey.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 21.17 94.86 (Lat./Long.); Less than 22 km away
Tags: Buddhist temples in Burma