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Explore Wetyet in Myanmar

Wetyet in the region of Rakhine is a town in Myanmar - some 167 mi or ( 268 km ) West of Nay Pyi Taw , the country's capital city .

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Current time in Wetyet is now 01:16 PM (Wednesday) . 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: Chittagong, Akyab, Shekhe, Yangon, and Myin-yat. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Chittagong . Where to go and what to see in Wetyet ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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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 26 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 26 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 26 km away
Tags: Battles of World War II involving the United Kingdom, World War II operations and battles of the Southeast Asia Theatre

Ramree Island

Ramree Island (Burmese: ရမ်းဗြဲကျွန်း; also spelt Yangbye Island or Yanbye Island) is an island off the coast of Rakhine State, Burma. The area of the island is about 1350 km² and the main populated center is Ramree. During World War II the Battle of Ramree Island was fought during January and February 1945, as part of the British Fourteenth Army 1944/45 offensive on the Southern Front of the Burma Campaign.

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Located at 19.07 93.83 (Lat./Long.); Less than 27 km away
Tags: Islands of Burma

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