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Taunggaing Destination Guide

Delve into Taunggaing in Myanmar

Taunggaing in the region of Mandalay is a city in Myanmar - some 168 mi or ( 271 km ) North of Nay Pyi Taw , the country's capital .

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Current time in Taunggaing is now 02:47 AM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Rangoon " with a UTC offset of 6.5 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Phayao, Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Chiang Rai, and Chiang Mai. While being here, make sure to check out Phayao . Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Taunggaing ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Mingun Bell

The Mingun Bell is a bell located in Mingun, Sagaing Region, Myanmar. It is located approximately 11 km north of Mandalay on the western bank of the Irrawaddy River. It was the heaviest functioning bell in the world at several times in history.

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Located at 22.05 96.02 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: 1810 works, Buddhism in Burma, Buddhist art and culture, Buddhist temples in Burma, Burmese culture, Individual bells, Pitched percussion

Mingun

Mingun is a town in Sagaing Region, northwest Myanmar (Burma), located 11 km up the Ayeyarwady River on the west bank from Mandalay. Its main attraction is the ruined Mingun Pahtodawgyi.

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Located at 22.05 96.02 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures in Burma, Populated places in Sagaing Region

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

Yadanabon Zoological Gardens

The Yadanabon Zoological Gardens is a zoo in Mandalay, Myanmar. The zoo has nearly 300 animals, including tigers, leopards and elephants, and plays a major part in the conservation program for the highly threatened Burmese roofed turtle (Batagur trivittata). According to a March 2011 report by a Yangon-based news magazine, the zoo reportedly is under consideration for privatization.

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Located at 22.01 96.10 (Lat./Long.); Less than 20 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures in Burma, Environment of Burma, Mandalay, Zoos in 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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
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