Downtown Kyaukse, the Main Road, and Clock Tower
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Kyaukse (Burmese: ကျောက်ဆည် မြို့, pronounced [tɕaʊʔ sʰɛ̀ mjo̰]) is town and capital of Kyaukse District in Mandalay Region, Myanmar. Lying on the Zawgyi River, 25 miles (40 km) south of Mandalay, it is served by the Mandalay-Yangon (Rangoon) railway. The first Myanmar probably settled in the area about 800, and local 12th- and 13th-century inscriptions refer to Kyaukse as “the first home”. The town is famous for the Kyaukse Elephant Dance.
King Anawrahta built numerous fortresses along his kingdom’s borders, as well as along the rivers flowing within his lands. Tamote was one of nine fortresses along the rivers of Kyaukse region, erected because he needed protection against invasion by water.
Kyaukse is home to the
- Basic Education High School No. 1 Kyaukse,
- Basic Education High School No. 2 Kyaukse,
- Basic Education High School No. 3 Kyaukse,
- Technological University, Kyaukse,
- Kyaukse University.
- Than Shwe, Myanmar's dictator and Chairman of the State Law and Order Restoration Council
- U Thaung, a former Minister for Science and Technology of Myanmar and member of parliament in the Pyithu Hluttaw
- Ashin Wirathu, a nationalist Buddhist monk
- Lal Twin Thar Saw Chit, an author
- Shwe Sin, an actress and model
- Than Khe, Chairman of the All Burma Students' Democratic Front (ABSDF)
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