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North Myanmar Sagaing Region

Monywa

Monywa Would you like to visit a typical unspoiled Myanmar town not far from the tourist track? If you do, you should go to Monywa, a thriving, picturesque town on the Chindwin River, a three hours drive from Mandalay. Monywa is only 84 miles northwest from Mandalay, across the Ayeyarwady River and lies on the […]

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Kachin State North Myanmar

Indawgyi Lake

Indawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary The wetlands of Indawgyi Lake are globally important for conservation: the lake it is resting and feeding ducks, geese, and pelicans; the floating vegetation with jacanas balancing over leaves; lakeshore reeds providing shelter for the purple swamphens and crakes; and flooded grasslands with feeding cranes and storks. One of the most […]

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Kachin State North Myanmar

Putao

Putao Putao in Kachin State is a landscape painted with a mountainous backdrop and home to several rare animals with its preserved natural habitats living harmoniously with several ethnic minorities in the region. Putao spreads across a total of 10610 square km and consists of 5 townships: Putao, Machyanbaw, Naungmoon, Hkawng Lamphu, Sumpra Burn. As […]

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North Myanmar Sagaing Region

Twin Taung Area

Twin Taung Area The volcanoes at the Monywa Twin Taung area are lying on a straight line and postulated that these volcanoes are formed by the jumping of a fallen meteorite on earth. The geologists who know volcanology and volcanism clarified that those are intruded and extruded features of the earth’s surface. Twin Taung area […]

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North Myanmar Sagaing Region

Ponnyashin Pagoda

Ponnyashin Pagoda Ponnya grew up to be a fine young man who absorbed all the learning his master the learned monk taught him. His master was a much-respected teacher of the king, so Ponnya had to accompany him on his visits to the king’s court. The king could not help but notice the engaging personality […]

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North Myanmar Sagaing Region

Zetavun Pagoda

Before the Buddha left, the ogresses requested the Buddha to leave something to be revered. The Buddha gave them an old robe. The ogres built a stupa and enshrined the robe therein and named it Zetavun Pagoda after their chieftain Zeta Ogre.

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North Myanmar Sagaing Region

Sagaing: Retreat Among the Hills

Sagaing: Retreat Among the Hills When a native of Mandalay feels he is in need of a change from the grindstone of daily labor, he or she says, “I think I’ll go West” to Sagaing Hill. That is to say that one is going into retreat among the Sagaing Hills on the west bank of […]

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North Myanmar Sagaing Region

Naga Festival

An essay Naga Festival on the rise in popularity chart by Khin Aung (English).

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North Myanmar Sagaing Region

Sagaing Hills

An essay Divinely Picturesque Sagaing Hills by Khin Aung (English).

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Kachin State North Myanmar

Kachin State

Snow capped mountains of Kachin State Kachin State Kachin State is the northernmost state of Myanmar. It is bordered by China to the north ( Tibet ) and east (Yunnan), Shan State to the south; and Sagaing Region and India to the west. It lies between north latitude 23° 27′ and 28° 25′ longitude 96° […]