Kyaukpadaung

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Kyaukpadaung
ကျောက်ပန်းတောင်းမြို့
Town
Nickname(s): The Land of Bright Yellow Michelia Champaca (Burmese: စကားဝါမြေ)
Kyaukpadaung is located in Myanmar
Kyaukpadaung
Kyaukpadaung
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 20°50′N 95°8′E / 20.833°N 95.133°E / 20.833; 95.133Coordinates: 20°50′N 95°8′E / 20.833°N 95.133°E / 20.833; 95.133
Country  Myanmar
Region  Mandalay
District Nyaung-U District
Township Kyaukpadaung Township
Time zone UTC+6.30 (GMT+6:30)

Kyaukpadaung (Burmese: ကျောက်ပန်းတောင်းမြို့ [tɕaʊʔ bə dáʊɴ mjo̰]) is a town in Mandalay Region in Central Myanmar. It lies just south-west of Mount Popa. It is the administrative seat for Kyaukpadaung Township.

History

The name of Kyaukpadaung is derived from Kyauk (ကျောက်; Rock) + Pann (ပန်း; Flower) + Taung (တောင်း; Basket).

Kyaukpadaung is also known as the city of Jaggery (ထန်းညက်)

Geography

Since the name of this town is related to rock. There are some rocky-hills nearby and in town. The extinct Vocalno Mount Popa is about 10 miles from town.

Rock Climbing

Close to rail way station, there is a rock climbing and bouldering site.

Transportation

Rail transport has been established since World War II, on the Pyinmana-Kyini Link. Buses and cars operate to and fro nearby townships. Kyaukpadaung is situated on the link road of Yangon-Myingyan-Mandalay road and Yangon-Meiktila-Mandalay.

Communication

In 1994, telephone system was upgraded, from Manual Switching Exchange to Auto Telephone System. Local Area Code is 061, it was same as Chauk.

Weather

Kyaukpadaung is located in Hot & Dry zone, and rain measure getting about 40 inch and below. Temperature during Summer: High=36~39'C, Low= 25~28'C, and Winter: High=30~31'C, Low=19~23'C. Popa region is an oasis in central Myanmar.

References


External links

  • Satellite map at Maplandia.com
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