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Thanbyuzayat (Burmese: သံဖြူဇရပ်မြို့; Mon: ဇြပ်ဗု Tin Shelter) 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.
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, and over 3,000 Allied servicemen are buried there in the Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery.
Places of interest
- Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery
- Death Railway Museum
- Thanbyuxayat (Variant) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
- Thanbyuzat (Variant) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
- Thanbyuzayat (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
- Reid, Robert and Grosberg, Michael (2005) Myanmar (Burma) (9th edition) Lonely Planet Publications, Footscray, Victoria, Australia, page 159, ISBN 1-74059-695-1
- 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
- Taylor, William (1971) With the Cambridgeshires at Singapore Trevor Allen Bevis, March, England, pages 89-91, ISBN 0-901680-01-X
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Thanbyuzayat.|
- "Thanbyuzayat Map – Satellite Images of Thanbyuzayat" Maplandia World Gazetteer
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