Tabayin

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Dabayin
ဒီပဲယင္း
Town
Dabayin is located in Burma
Dabayin
Dabayin
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 22°28′0″N 95°9′0″E / 22.46667°N 95.15000°E / 22.46667; 95.15000Coordinates: 22°28′0″N 95°9′0″E / 22.46667°N 95.15000°E / 22.46667; 95.15000
Country Burma
Division Sagaing Division
Population (2005)
 • Religions Buddhism
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Dabayin (Burmese: ဒီပဲယင္း; also spelled Debayin, Depayin, or Tabayin, or Ngapayin) is a town in the Sagaing Division in Myanmar.

History[edit]

Located a few kilometers west of Shwebo, the birthplace of Konbaung dynasty, Dabayin was a major source of many Konbaung soldiers and officials, including the country's most famous general Maha Bandula.[1][2] Having Dabayin as fief was a powerful symbol before one became king. King Naungdawgyi was Prince of Dabayin before he became the second king of Konbaung dynasty in 1760.[3] Crown Prince Thado Minsaw was another famous Prince of Dabayin, who conquered Arakan (now Rakhine State) in 1784. In 1808, Thado Minsaw's son Prince of Sagaing (later King Bagyidaw) inherited the title Prince of Dabayin.[4]

In 2003, Dabayin again became center of attention in Burmese politics. The Dabayin Massacre took place on 30 May 2003, during a tour of the country by the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.[5] The last stanzas of a recent poem titled "Diparinga" (ဒီပရင်္ဂ), which refers to the ancient name of Dabayin and extols the past glories of the place, by Khin Maung Than, raised the ire of the authorities as they read like a thinly veiled reference to the massacre.[6]

Transport[edit]

Dabayin is linked to Monywa, Budalin, Ye-U and Kin-U by road.[7]

Villages[edit]

Tabayin Township is a Township in Shwebo District of Sagaing Region, Myanmar.Tabayin Township is subdivided into 1 Town include Tabayin Town. Tabayin Township is also subdivided into 57 Village Tracts which include Ywar Shey Village Tract, Khun Taung Village Tract, Ta Nei Village Tract, Pauk Taw Village Tract, Bagan Village Tract, Let Tee Village Tract, Yin Dway Village Tract, Kyi Village Tract, Wa Bar Village Tract, Taw Kyaung Village Tract, In Taing Lay Village Tract, Sat Pyar Kyin Village Tract, In Boke Village Tract, Paung Taw Ku Village Tract, Na Gar Twin Village Tract, In Taing Gyi Village Tract, Tha Yet Kyin Village Tract, Saing Pyin Village Tract, Kya Khat Village Tract, Pyan Kya Village Tract, Min Te Kone Village Tract, Min Swe Hnit Village Tract, Tha Peik Le Village Tract, Ma Gyi Zauk Village Tract, Ein Yar Village Tract, Thein Bar Village Tract, Mu Kan Village Tract, Su Tat Village Tract, Tei Taw Village Tract, Taik Village Tract, Mi Chaung Aing Village Tract, Let Hloke Village Tract, Tha Yet Kan Village Tract, Nyaung Hla Village Tract, Na Myar Village Tract, Ma Ya Kan Village Tract, Me Oe Village Tract, Let Yet Kone Village Tract, Daing Nat Village Tract, In Pin Village Tract, Kaing Kan Village Tract, Htone Bo Village Tract, Htaung Tan Village Tract, Htan Ta Pin Village Tract, Na Gar Bo Village Tract, Ma Gyi Oke Village Tract, Tet Khaung Village Tract, Tauk Ka Shat Village Tract, Ohn Ta Pin Village Tract, Thit Yar Aik Village Tract, Sat Lu Village Tract, Se Taw Village Tract, In Kyin Pin Village Tract, In Kyin Tha Poe Village Tract, Chon Ywar Village Tract, Tha Yet Taw Village Tract, and Urban Village Tract.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aung Than Tun (Monywa) (2003-03-26). "Maha Bandula, Immortal Myanmar Supreme Commander". New Light of Myanmar. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  2. ^ Enriquez, Colin Metcalfe (1922). A Burmese wonderland : a tale of travel in Lower and Upper Burma. Cornell University Library. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  3. ^ Christopher Buyers. "The Konbaung Dynasty Genealogy". royalark.net. Retrieved 2009-09-26. [dead link]
  4. ^ Christopher Buyers. "The Konbaung Dynasty Genealogy". royalark.net. Retrieved 2009-09-26. 
  5. ^ "Myanmar extends Aung San Suu Kyi house arrest". People's Daily online, May 25, 2007. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  6. ^ Square Table. "Poetic Injustice". New Mandala August 1, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Sr Gen Than Shwe urges officials to collectively strive for turning Sagaing Division into granary of Upper Myanmar Assistance assured to upgrade Monywa-Budalin-Dabayin-YeU-KhinU Road". The New Light of Myanmar, December 3, 2002. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  8. ^ Okkar. "Over 44,000 eligible voters of Taba". Online Burma Library, July 29,1999. Retrieved 2014-11-19. 

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