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Kontha Destination Guide

Touring Kontha in Myanmar

Kontha in the region of Mandalay is located in Myanmar - some 167 mi or ( 269 km ) North of Nay Pyi Taw , the country's capital city .

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Time in Kontha is now 01:38 AM (Saturday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Rangoon " with a UTC offset of 6.5 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Phayao, Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Chiang Rai, and Chiang Mai. Being here already, consider visiting Phayao . Check out our recomendations for Kontha ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Mandalay Hill

Mandalay Hill is a 240 metre (790 ft) hill that is located to the northeast of the city centre of Mandalay in Burma. The city took its name from the hill. Mandalay Hill is known for its abundance of pagodas and monasteries, and has been a major pilgrimage site for Burmese Buddhists for nearly two centuries. At the top of the hill is the Sutaungpyei (literally wish-fulfilling) Pagoda.

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Located at 22.01 96.11 (Lat./Long.); Less than 19 km away
Tags: Buddhism in Burma, Burmese culture, Hills of Burma

World's largest book

The world's largest book stands upright, set in stone, in the grounds of the Kuthodaw pagoda (kuthodaw, "royal merit") at the foot of Mandalay Hill in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma). It has 730 leaves and 1460 pages; each page is 107 centimetres wide, 153 centimetres tall and 13 centimetres thick.

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Located at 22.00 96.11 (Lat./Long.); Less than 20 km away
Tags: Buddhism in Burma, Buddhist pilgrimages, Buddhist temples in Burma, Buildings and structures in Burma, Burmese culture, Superlatives in religion

Kuthodaw Pagoda

Kuthodaw Pagoda (literally Royal Merit, and formally titled Mahalawka Marazein မဟာလောကမာရဇိန်စေတီ) is a Buddhist stupa, located in Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar), that contains the world's largest book. It lies at the foot of Mandalay Hill and was built during the reign of King Mindon. The stupa itself, which is gilded above its terraces, is 188 feet high, and is modelled after the Shwezigon Pagoda at Nyaung-U near Bagan.

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Located at 22.00 96.11 (Lat./Long.); Less than 20 km away
Tags: Buddhist temples in Burma, Mandalay

Shwenandaw Monastery

Shwenandaw Monastery (lit. "Golden Palace Monastery") is a historical monastery located near Mandalay Hill, Mandalay Division, Myanmar (formerly Burma).

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Located at 22.00 96.11 (Lat./Long.); Less than 20 km away
Tags: 1800s establishments, Buddhist temples in Burma, Buildings and structures in Burma, Mandalay Region

Mandalay Technological University

Mandalay Technological University (MTU) (formerly, the Mandalay Institute of Technology), in Patheingyi, Mandalay, is a senior engineering university in Myanmar. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs in engineering disciplines to students from Upper Myanmar. It maintains an annual student intake of at least 300.

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Located at 21.97 96.19 (Lat./Long.); Less than 22 km away
Tags: Educational institutions established in 1991, Technological universities in Burma, Universities and colleges in Burma, Universities and colleges in Mandalay, Universities and colleges in Mandalay Region

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