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Why Magway is special ?
Magway is the capital city of Magway Region (formerly Magway Division) of Burma (Myanmar), and home to Magway Airport. Magway is situated on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. Magway Region falls in the Dry Zone of Central Myanmar, bordering Mandalay Region on the east, Sagaing Region on the north, Chin State and Rakhine State on the west and Bago Region on the south. Its area is 17,305 square miles and its Capital is Magway City. The artery of Magway Region is the Ayeyarwaddy River. Railways and motor roads also traverse the region in addition to airfields. Magway Mya Thalun Pagoda and Minbu Shwesettaw are famous destinations of Magway Region.
What to explore at Magway?
This midsize city’s maze of narrow streets leads visitors to the Mya-Tha-Lun Pagoda, which stands at the north of the city as a beautiful, well-preserved gilded stupa, occupying a hilltop site with a great river view.
Across the river, north to the bridge is Nga Ka Pwe Taung, which is a belching pool on the top of four odd mounds. The largest mound is named Thu Sei Ta, standing second is Nanda, for the mythical Dragon Myanmar King’s daughter and son respectively. The sludge is not hot if you slip your toes in, washing them off below at a small pagoda, which features two giant pythons that get fed “buffalo milk” daily. Here you can also find Magway-Minbu. On the winding road north from Minbu area a couple of eateries overlooking the river. In addition, you can see from afar the “Shin Pin Set Kein Te” Pagoda with its golden shining.
West of Minbu for 16 miles, you will have chance to experience the culture of Myanmar with the old city of Laikaing. Here you will find the Kyaungdawgyi monastery built over 110 years ago, and constructed completely with teak. Here is the place for a wide array of Myanmar handicraft of wood-carvings and embossing. And if heading to the North of Minbu, you can visit Pwint Phyu Township, where you can observe Sandaku Nantha Kyaung Pagoda. Interestingly, in the compounding of this pagoda, you will find Kudoe Seik and fed the huge fishes which are said to be guarding the pagoda during July to September.
How to get to Magway?
Located in the central part of Myanmar, on the eastern bank of the Ayeyawaddy River, Magway is the capital city of Magway Region. Upon your budget and preferred transportation, you can reach Magway by car, air or boat. It is around 378 miles from Yangon by waterways and 330 miles by road.
- The capital city
- Nice local culture
- Lifestyle of people
- Beautiful and peaceful land
- Historical experience
Magway, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Tips for you
if you love exploring people lifestyle and culture, why don’t you visit Bagan, the city of thousand temple. What a great experience we had!. Visiting Magway in a beautiful day, we studied more about the local lifestyle. It’s simple, closed and peaceful. We loved all things here. we will definitely come back to explore more!