Thanbyuzayat

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Thanbyuzayat

သံဖြူဇရပ်မြို့

Thanbyuxayat,[1] Thanbyuzat[2]
Town
Skyline of Thanbyuzayat
Thanbyuzayat is located in Myanmar
Thanbyuzayat
Thanbyuzayat
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 15°58′N 97°44′E / 15.967°N 97.733°E / 15.967; 97.733Coordinates: 15°58′N 97°44′E / 15.967°N 97.733°E / 15.967; 97.733
Country Myanmar
Division Mon State
DistrictMawlamyine District
TownshipThanbyuzayat Township
Population
(2005)
 • Religions
Buddhism
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)

Thanbyuzayat[3] (Burmese: သံဖြူဇရပ်မြို့; Mon: ဇြပ်ဗု Tin Shelter[4]) is a town in the Mon State of south-eastern Myanmar. It is the administrative center for Thanbyuzayat Township. Thanbyuzayat is about 64 kilometres (40 mi) south of Mawlamyine (Moulmein) and 24 kilometres (15 mi) south-east of Kyaikkami (Amherst) and Setse beach.[4]

History[edit]

The name of the town gets its name from a white tin zayat located in the town centre.

During World War II, Thanbyuzayat was the western terminus of the Thailand–Burma Railway linking up with the pre-war coastal railway between Ye and Rangoon. Thanbyuzayat was also the site of a Japanese Prisoner of war camp for the prisoners who worked on building the railway,[5] and over 3,000 Allied servicemen are buried there in the Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery.[6]

Places of interest[edit]

  • Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery
  • Death Railway Museum

Gallery[edit]

Death Railway Museum
Death Railway Museum
Japan Paya
Japan Paya
Thanbyuzayat World War II Cemetery
Thanbyuzayat World War II Cemetery

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Thanbyuxayat (Variant) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ Thanbyuzat (Variant) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. ^ Thanbyuzayat (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  4. ^ a b Reid, Robert and Grosberg, Michael (2005) Myanmar (Burma) (9th edition) Lonely Planet Publications, Footscray, Victoria, Australia, page 159, ISBN 1-74059-695-1
  5. ^ Rivett, Rohan Deakin (1950) "Chapter XIX: Thanbyuzayat Base Camp" Behind bamboo : an inside story of the Japanese prison camps Angus and Robertson, London, OCLC 13509214
  6. ^ Taylor, William (1971) With the Cambridgeshires at Singapore Trevor Allen Bevis, March, England, pages 89-91, ISBN 0-901680-01-X

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