Pazundaung Creek

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Pazundaung Creek (Burmese: ပုဇွန်တောင်ချောင်း, known upstream as Ngamoeyeik Creek) is a stream that empties into Yangon River. The center of Rangoon (now Yangon) was established at the confluence of Yangon River to the west and south and Pazundaung Creek to the east.[1] The areas surrounding Pazundaung Creek have high concentrations of Burmese Indians.[1] The Great Bell of Dhammazedi, one of the largest bells in the world, sank into the creek in 1608, when Filipe de Brito e Nicote, then governor of Syriam (now Thanlyin), removed it from the Shwedagon Pagoda.[2]


  1. ^ a b Codrington, Stephen (2005). Planet Geography. Solid Star Press. pp. 556, 558, 561. ISBN 9780957981935. 
  2. ^ "The Dhammazedi Bell: an inauspicious tale". The Myanmar Times. 12 July 2010. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 

Coordinates: 16°46′N 96°12′E / 16.767°N 96.200°E / 16.767; 96.200