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Minbya  Kyein Taung Pagoda

Kyein Taung Pagoda
Minbya is located in Myanmar
Location in Myanmar (Burma)
Coordinates: 20°09′00″N 92°54′00″E / 20.15000°N 92.90000°E / 20.15000; 92.90000
Country  Myanmar
Division Rakhine State
District Mrauk-U District
Township Minbya Township
Population (2006)
 • Total 181,000
 • Ethnicities Rakhine
 • Religions Buddhism
Time zone MMT (UTC+6.30)
Area code(s) 42, 43

Minbya (Burmese: မင်းပြားမြို့, pronounced: [mɪ́ɴbjá mjo̰]) is a town in Rakhine State, in the westernmost part of Myanmar (Burma). It is located along the Lay Myo River and foothill of Kyein Range. Kyein Taung Pagoda is one of the prominent Pagoda in Rakhine State. Ramaung Bridge is also well-known.Minbya is convenient in transportation as Sittwe-Yangon high-way road lies near Minbya. Ga Rim Gian is a nice place to visit with the pleasant sights.


BEHS Minbya is the one of the high schools in the town. Another two post- Middle schools.

Natural disasters[edit]

On 15 June 2010, strong rains destroyed more than 25 buildings, including houses, school buildings, and a mosque. Close to 200 people were housed in mosques of several nearby villages.[2]

On 12 November 2011, all 567 permanent shops of the Minbya central market were destroyed in a fire accident.

[3] During the last weekend of July 2105, there was a heavy rain and cause the flooding and then this situation was worse as the Cyclone Komen hit the Arakan Coastal on 30 July. It caused great damages in urban and rural area. Many farms were destroyed. After flooding, many civil charity group were came to aid the rural residents. This flooding was also taking place in Mrauk-Oo, Kyauk Taw townships.

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Coordinates: 20°22′N 93°16′E / 20.367°N 93.267°E / 20.367; 93.267