Yesagyo Township

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Yesagyo Township
Township
Yesagyo Township is located in Myanmar
Yesagyo Township
Yesagyo Township
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 21°35′N 95°11′E / 21.583°N 95.183°E / 21.583; 95.183Coordinates: 21°35′N 95°11′E / 21.583°N 95.183°E / 21.583; 95.183
Country  Burma
Division Magway Division
District Pakokku District
Time zone MST (UTC+6:30)
Area code(s) 062
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Yesagyo Township (Yaesagyo Township) is a township of Magway District in the Magway Region of central Burma (Myanmar). The principal town and administrative seat is Yesagyo.

The township is served by the Chaung-U to Pakokku railway.

Borders[edit]

Yesagyo is the easternmost township of Magway Region. The Chindwin River and then the Irradwaddy form the eastern boundary of the township except for a small area on the eastern side of the Chindwin directly across from the town of Yesagyo,[2] which area was formerly an island in the Chindwin.[3] Yesagyo Township is bounded by the following townships:[4]

Sights[edit]

The wooden Pakhangyi monastery on brick foundations was constructed by King Mindon in 1886 and restored ion 1992.[5] In 1992 the Pakhangyi Archaeological Museum was opened there. In 1996 Burma applied for World Heritage Site status for the site.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "National Telephone Area Codes". Myanmar's Net. 
  2. ^ "Magway Division, Myanmar" map ID: MIMU270v01, creation date:15 Jul 2010, Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU)
  3. ^ "Burma 1:250,000 topographic map, Series U542, NF 46-12, Myingyin" U.S. Army Map Service, August 1960
  4. ^ "Myanmar States/Divisions & Townships Overview Map" Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU)
  5. ^ "Pakhangyi monastery" Asterism Travels & Tours - Myanmar
  6. ^ "Wooden Monasteries of Konbaung Period: Ohn Don, Sala, Pakhangyi, Pakhannge, Legaing, Sagu, Shwe-Kyaung (Mandalay) (04/10/1996)" Tentative Lists UNESCO World Heritage Centre

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