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Explore Taunggan in Myanmar

Taunggan in the region of Mandalay is a town in Myanmar - some 169 mi or ( 271 km ) North of Nay Pyi Taw , the country's capital city .

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Current time in Taunggan is now 02:44 PM (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: Phayao, Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Chiang Rai, and Chiang Mai. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Phayao . Where to go and what to see in Taunggan ? 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 22 km away
Tags: Buddhism in Burma, Burmese culture, Hills of Burma

University of Medical Technology, Mandalay

The University of Medical Technology, Mandalay is one of two universities of medical technology in Myanmar. Located on a 17.63-acre campus in Patheingyi, Mandalay, the university offers four-year Bachelor of Medical Technology (BMTech) degree programs in medical laboratory technology, physiotherapy and radiography and medical imaging technology. The university accepts approximately 150 students annually.

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Located at 21.99 96.15 (Lat./Long.); Less than 23 km away
Tags: Educational institutions established in 2000, Schools of medicine in Burma, Universities and colleges in Burma, Universities and colleges in Mandalay, Universities and colleges in Mandalay Region

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 23 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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 22.00 96.11 (Lat./Long.); Less than 23 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 23 km away
Tags: 1800s establishments, Buddhist temples in Burma, Buildings and structures in Burma, Mandalay Region