Mingun is a town in Sagaing Township of Sagaing Region, north-west Myanmar (Burma), located 11 km up the Ayeyarwady River on the west bank from Mandalay. Its main attraction is the ruined Mingun Pahtodawgyi.The Mingun temple is a monumental uncompleted stupa began by King Bodaszpaya in 1790. It was not completed, due to an astrologer claiming that, once the temple was finished, the king would die.The completed stupa would have been the largest in the world at 150 metres (490 ft). Huge cracks are visible on the structure from the earthquake of 23 March 1839.Like many large pagodas in Myanmar, a pondaw paya or working model of the stupa can be seen nearby.Other attractive place in Mingun is Myatheindan Pagoda.The Hsinbyume Pagoda also known as Myatheindan Pagoda is a large pagoda on the northern side of Mingun in Sagaing Region in Myanmar, on the western bank of the Irrawaddy River. It is approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northwest of Mandalay and is located in the proximity of the Mingun Pahtodawgyi. The pagoda is painted white and is modelled on the physical description of the Buddhist sacred mountain, Mount Meru.
River Irrawaddy at Mingun
Mrauk U formerly known as Mrohaung) is an archaeologically important town in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar. It is also the capital of Mrauk-U Township, a sub region of the Mrauk-U District. From 1430 until 1785, it was the capital of the Mrauk U Kingdom, the most important and powerful Rakhine (Arakanese) kingdom.Mrauk U lies roughly 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) east of the Kaladan River on the banks of its minor tributaries. The town is located on a small outcrop of the Rakhine Yoma on the eastern side of the Kaladan’s alluvial plain.Mrauk U, like much of Rakhine State, is situated in a coastal tropical monsoon rainforest climate region.In 1433, King Min Saw Mon established Mrauk U as the capital of the last unified Arakanese Kingdom.
Mrauk U Landscape
Andaw_thein Ordination Hall
Myitkyina is the capital city of Kachin State in Myanmar , located 1,480 kilometers (920 mi) from Yangon, and 785 kilometers (488 mi) from Mandalay. In Burmese it means “near the big river”, and Myitkyina is on the west bank of the Ayeyarwady River, just below 40 kilometers (25 mi) from Myit-son (Burmese for confluence) of its two headstreams (the Mali and N’mai rivers).[It is the northernmost river port and railway terminus in Myanmar.The city is served by Myitkyina Airport.Myitkyina is a business center of Kachin State. Resources are jade, gold, teak and forestry products, and agricultural products. Due to short term contract of jade, gold mines, teak, Kachin State was good in business field for Chinese.Most of Kachin State business trades are done in Myitkyina.