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North Myanmar Sagaing Region

Kalay

Kalay Everybody might visit Kalay by car but aviation transport would be the best. From Karlay to Kalay Kalay is in Shan language, called marketable town or market town. It was called Karlay in the past. The town was established by King Kyay Taungnyo, 56th king of the Nwepat dynasty, on 2 February 967. The […]

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Kachin State North Myanmar

Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State

Entrance to Myitkyina Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State Myintkyina is situated above sea level of 476 feet and it is a hill station not so high. Myitkyina is close to the existence of Ayeyawady river where Maykha and Malikha rivers flow together and become one. It was named after the town near the river. […]

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Kachin State North Myanmar

Shwe Myitzu Yayle Pagoda

Shwe Myitzu Yayle Pagoda It takes about four hours’ drive to Indawgyi lake from Myitkyina. The round trip to Indawgyi takes about a total of eight hours. The visitors should stay for one night upon arrival at Indawgyi lake. It is the largest lake in Southeast Asia and it is natural. There are no hotels […]

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North Myanmar Sagaing Region

Naga New Year Festival

Naga people at Naga New Year Festival “Ah-Hay”.. “Ah-Hay”- “Ah-Hay!!”, the introduction of a Naga ethnic song from a group of Naga men woke me up while I was resisting the morning’s severe cold winter in the hilly region of Naga, as I stayed under my blanket. Naga men and women were busy in the […]

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North Myanmar Sagaing Region

Mohnyin Thanbuddhe

Monywa vs Mohnyin Thanbuddhe While in Monywa, I paid a visit to Mohnyin Thanbuddhe Pagoda at the entrance to the town. Beautiful multi-colors and wonderfully architectural works of the pagoda that I visited about 30 years ago for the first time have been attractive to visitors. Thanks to proper maintenance in successive eras, the pagoda […]

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North Myanmar Sagaing Region

Shein Ma Kar

Shein Ma Kar Shein Ma Kar in Myanmar language was spelled differently in the past and the present. However it was written or spelled, people are sure to associate the word with a small town (or a big village), wildlife conservation area, and a forest retreat (monastery). Shein Ma Kar situated in Sagaing Region, Wetlet […]

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Kachin State North Myanmar

Khakaborazi National Park

Khakaborazi National Park Perfectly fitting in the faultless and flawless environment, Khakaborazi National Park and Phon Kan Razi Wildlife Sanctuary are situated in the northern Myanmar state of Kachin in an outlying sub-range of the Greater Himalayan mountain system. Located at Pan Nan Din Small Town of Naungmung Township in Putao District, Khakaborazi National Park […]

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North Myanmar Sagaing Region

Mingun

Mingun If King Bodawphaya of the last Konbaung dynasty had not harbored such grand ambitions, Mingun would have remained an obscure hamlet nestling quietly on the west bank of river Ayeyarwady, a few miles north of Sagaing. Moreover, with the solemn efforts of the Venerable Mingun Sayadaw Ashin Vicitta, the pre-eminent Guardian of Tipitaka (the […]

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North Myanmar Sagaing Region

Sagaing Hills

Sagaing The Sagaing Hills provide a picturesque backdrop to a big gradual bend of the Ayeyarwady River, a little to the south of Mandalay. Every hilltop is crowned with a white or a golden pagoda, and the wooded nooks and crannies which dot the hillsides are peaceful, quiet retreats for Buddhist monks, nuns, and hermits. […]

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North Myanmar Sagaing Region

Shwe Bo – City of Victory

Shwe Bo Shwe Bo, the City of Victory was founded in 1753 by U Aung Zeya, better known in Myanmar history as King Alaungphaya, “the embryonic or future Buddha”. It is located about 64 miles northwest of Mandalay on the Mandalay-Myitkyina railway line. From the main Ayeyarwady River, the life-line of Myanmar, it is about […]