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Shaukchaung Destination Guide

Explore Shaukchaung in Myanmar

Shaukchaung in the region of Rakhine is a place in Myanmar - some 169 mi or ( 272 km ) West of Nay Pyi Taw , the country's capital city .

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Time in Shaukchaung is now 11:30 PM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Rangoon " with a UTC offset of 6.5 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Chittagong, Yenandaung, Wanetchwin, Wadaung, and Wadaung. Since you are here already, consider visiting Chittagong . Where to go and what to see in Shaukchaung ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Kyaukpyu

Kyaukpyu is a major town in Rakhine State, in western Myanmar. It is located on the north western corner of Yanbye Island on Combermere Bay, and is 250 miles (400 km) northwest of Yangon. The town is situated on a superb natural harbor which connects the rice trade between Calcutta and Yangon. The estimated population in 1983 was 19,456 inhabitants.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 19.43 93.55 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
Tags: Populated places in Rakhine State, Township capitals of Burma

Kyaukpyu Airport

Kyaukpyu Airport is an airport in Kyaukpyu, Burma. The runway of Kyaukpyu Airport was 4,620 feet long and 100 feet wide. It is able to handle Fokker F28 Fellowship jet aircraft used by Myanma Airways. It is planned to extend the runway by 1,000 feet in 2011 and 1,400 feet in next two years. After that it will have a length of 7,000 feet and a width of 100 feet.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 19.43 93.53 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
Tags: Airports in Burma

Point, Kyaukpyu

Viewpoint, popularly known as Point is the principal attraction in Kyaukpyu, the major town of Rakhine State, Myanmar. Located at the northwestern most tip of the town it is an Urban park which looks out into where the Bay of Bengal and the mouth of the Kyaukpyu River meet. Kyaukpyu Viewpoint consists of a sightseeing tower and part of the Kyaukpyu Beach. One of the main roads of Kyaukpyu, the Strand Road leads to the entrance to Point.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 19.43 93.54 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
Tags: Rakhine State

Operation Matador (1945)

Operation Matador was an amphibious thrust, during the Burma Campaign in January 1945, to capture the strategic port of Kyaukpyu, located at the northern tip of Ramree Island, south of Akyab across Hunter's Bay, as well as the key airfield near the port. On 21 January 1945, an hour before the Indian 71st Brigade was to land, the battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth opened fire with her main battery while planes from the escort carrier HMS Ameer spotted for her.

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Located at 19.43 93.53 (Lat./Long.); Less than 7 km away
Tags: Battles of World War II involving the United Kingdom, World War II operations and battles of the Southeast Asia Theatre