Bahan Township

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Bahan Township
ဗဟန်း မြို့နယ်
Township of Yangon
Bahan Township
Bahan Township is located in Myanmar
Bahan Township
Bahan Township
Coordinates: 16°48′29″N 96°9′8″E / 16.80806°N 96.15222°E / 16.80806; 96.15222Coordinates: 16°48′29″N 96°9′8″E / 16.80806°N 96.15222°E / 16.80806; 96.15222
Country Myanmar
Division Yangon
City Yangon
Township Bahan
Area
 • Total 8.84 km2 (3.413 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 81,000
 • Density 9,200/km2 (24,000/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC6:30)
Postal codes 11201
Area code(s) 1 (mobile: 80, 99)
YCDC[1]

Bahan Township (Burmese: ဗဟန်း မြို့နယ်, pronounced: [bəháɴ mjo̰nɛ̀]) is located in the north central part of Yangon. The township comprises 22 wards, and shares borders with Yankin Township and Mayangon Township in the north, Sanchaung Township and Kamayut Township in the west, Tamwe Township in the east, and Dagon Township and Mingala Taungnyunt Township in the south. The township has 21 primary schools, three middle schools and three high schools.[1]

Bahan is one of the most prosperous townships in Yangon. Shwetaunggya (formerly, Golden Valley) and Inya Myaing are two of Yangon's most exclusive neighborhoods.

Landmarks[edit]

The following is a list of landmarks protected by the city in Bahan township.[2]

Structure Type Address Notes
Bogyoke Aung San Museum Museum 25 Bogyoke Museum Lane
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple Pagoda Shwegondaing Lane
Guanyin San Buddhist Sasana Center Chinese Temple 136 West Shwegondaing Lane
Guanyin Si Chinese Buddhist Monastery Chinese Buddhist Monastery 58 Arzarni Lane
Fushan Temple (福山寺) Chinese Temple 160 Kaba Aye Pagoda Road
Mayor's Residence (Old) Hotel 21 Pearl Lane Now, Mya Yeik Nyo Hotel
Mayor's Guest House (Old) Hotel 22 Pearl Lane
Ministry of Culture Building Office 131 Kaba Aye Pagoda Road
Ngahtatgyi Buddha Temple Pagoda Shwegondaing Lane
Taingtaya Monastery Compound of Ngahtatgyi Monastery Monastery
Zhonghuasi Chinese Buddhist Nunnery Chinese Buddhist Convent 69 Old Yedashe Lane

The National League for Democracy and Air Bagan, an international airline, have their headquarters in Bahan.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bahan Township". Yangon City Development Committee. Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  2. ^ "Special Reports: Heritage List". The Myanmar Times. 29 October 2001. Archived from the original on 15 June 2009. 
  3. ^ ""National League for Democracy". National League for Democracy. Archived from the original on 21 September 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Contact Us". Air Bagan. Archived from the original on 3 October 2009. Retrieved 10 October 2009.