Bilauktaung

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Bilauktaung
Bilauktaung is located in Myanmar
Bilauktaung
Bilauktaung
Highest point
PeakMyinmoletkat Taung
Elevation2,072 m (6,798 ft) [1]
Coordinates13°28′00″N 98°48′00″E / 13.46667°N 98.80000°E / 13.46667; 98.80000Coordinates: 13°28′00″N 98°48′00″E / 13.46667°N 98.80000°E / 13.46667; 98.80000
Geography
CountryBurma
Parent rangeTenasserim Hills
Geology
Type of rockgranite

Bilauktaung is a subrange of the Tenasserim Hills. It is located in Burma on the border with Thailand. It extends from the Dawna Range for about 400 km along the frontier area to the Kra Isthmus.

Geography[edit]

The Bilauktaung includes Myinmoletkat Taung 2,072 m, the highest point of the northern section of the Tenasserim range, and, with a prominence of 1,857 m, one of the ultra prominent peaks of Southeast Asia.[1] Other peaks are 1,531 m high Ngayanni Kyauk Taung, 1,455 m high Palan Taung and 992 m high Baulu Taung, among other similarly high summits.[2]

The whole Bilauktaung is sparsely inhabited and covered with thick tropical rain forest. Usually the western mountainsides are more heavily forested than the eastern for they receive heavier monsoon rains.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Myinmoletkat Taung, Myanmar". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 9 Nov 2013.
  2. ^ Avijit Gupta (2005). The Physical Geography of Southeast Asia. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-924802-5.
  3. ^ "Infrared satellite image of Bangkok, Thailand". Science Photo Library. Archived from the original on 2013-11-09. Retrieved 9 Nov 2013.

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