Nyaung-U

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the Pagan-dynasty king, see Nyaung-u Sawrahan.
Nyaung-U
ညောင်ဦးမြို့
Nyaung-U is located in Burma
Nyaung-U
Nyaung-U
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 21°12′N 94°55′E / 21.200°N 94.917°E / 21.200; 94.917Coordinates: 21°12′N 94°55′E / 21.200°N 94.917°E / 21.200; 94.917
Country  Burma
Division Mandalay
District Nyaung-U District
Township Nyaung-U Township
Population (2005)
 • Religions Buddhism
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Nyaung-U (Burmese: ညောင်ဦးမြို့) is the administrative town of Nyaung-U Township of Nyaung-U District in the Mandalay Region of central Myanmar. It lies on the eastern bank of Ayeyarwaddy River. It is just 4 kilometers away from old Bagan, a popular tourist attraction.[1] The Shwezigon Pagoda is located there. The other popular places in and around Nyaung-U were [2]

  • Htilominlo Pagoda
  • Gubyaukgyi Pagoda
  • Ahlodawpyae Pagoda and
  • Hgnet Pyit Taung Hill

It is the home of Nyaung U Airport. It can be reached by air, by railway, by bus[3] and by boat.[4]

The 8.10 inches (203 mm) rainfall of 19 Oct 2011 was the record breaking one for past 47 years. The previous record was 5.67 inches (144 mm) of 9 Oct 1989.[5]

References[edit]

External links[edit]