The Land of Bright Yellow Michelia Champaca (Burmese: စကားဝါမြေ)
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Kyaukpadaung (Burmese: ကျောက်ပန်းတောင်းမြို့ [tɕaʊʔ bə dáʊɰ̃ mjo̰]) is a town in Mandalay Region in Central Myanmar. It lies just south-west of Mount Popa. It is the administrative seat for Kyaukpadaung Township.
The name of Kyaukpadaung is derived from Kyauk (ကျောက်; Rock) + Pann (ပန်း; Flower) + Taung (တောင်း; Basket).
Kyaukpadaung is also known as the city of Jaggery (ထန်းညက်)
Since the name of this town is related to rock. There are some rocky hills nearby and in town. The extinct Vocalno Mount Popa is about 16 kilometres from town.
Close to rail way station, there is a rock climbing and bouldering site.
Rail transport has been established since World War II, on the Pyinmana-Kyini Link. Buses and cars operate to and fro nearby townships. Kyaukpadaung is situated on the link road of Yangon-Myingyan-Mandalay road and Yangon-Meiktila-Mandalay.
In 1994, telephone system was upgraded, from Manual Switching Exchange to Auto Telephone System. Local Area Code is 061, it was same as Chauk.
Kyaukpadaung is located in Hot & Dry zone, and rain measure getting about 40 inch and below. Temperature during Summer: High=36~39'C, Low= 25~28'C, and Winter: High=30~31'C, Low=19~23'C. Popa region is an oasis in central Myanmar.