Kyaikmaraw

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Kyaikmaraw

ကျိုက်မရောမြို့
Town
Sign seen upon entering Kyaikmaraw from Mawlamyine. The sign reads: "A warm welcome from Kyaikmaraw."
Sign seen upon entering Kyaikmaraw from Mawlamyine. The sign reads: "A warm welcome from Kyaikmaraw."
Kyaikmaraw is located in Myanmar
Kyaikmaraw
Kyaikmaraw
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 16°22′31″N 97°44′1″E / 16.37528°N 97.73361°E / 16.37528; 97.73361Coordinates: 16°22′31″N 97°44′1″E / 16.37528°N 97.73361°E / 16.37528; 97.73361
Country Myanmar
Division Mon State
Elevation
46 ft (14 m)
Population
 (2005)
 • Religions
Buddhism
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)
Area code(s)57

Kyaikmaraw (Burmese: ကျိုက်မရောမြို့; Mon: ကျာ်မြဟ် /caik pəròh/) is a town in the Mon State of south-east Myanmar, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) southeast of Mawlamyine.

Etymology[edit]

"Kyaikmaraw" derives from the Mon language term "Kyaikparo" (Mon: ကျာ်မြဟ်; /caik pəròh/), which means "prominent Buddha."[1]


Attractions[edit]

Kyaikmaraw Paya, a huge Buddha image sitting in the "westerner manner" is a major tourist site in town. It was built in AD 1455 by Queen Shin Saw Pu, the only female ruler in the history of Myanmar.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Banyar, Ko (7 November 2013). "မွန်တို့ဌာနေ ရာမည တိုင်းက မွန် အခေါ်အဝေါ်များ". Phophtaw News Association.
  2. ^ Planet, Lonely. "Kyaikmaraw Paya in Mawlamyine, Myanmar (Burma)". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 2017-08-06.