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Nyaung-U is located in Myanmar
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 21°12′N 94°55′E / 21.200°N 94.917°E / 21.200; 94.917Coordinates: 21°12′N 94°55′E / 21.200°N 94.917°E / 21.200; 94.917
Country  Burma
Division Mandalay
District Nyaung-U District
Township Nyaung-U Township
Population (2005)
 • Religions Buddhism
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Nyaung-U (Burmese: ညောင်ဦးမြို့) is the administrative town of Nyaung-U Township of Nyaung-U District in the Mandalay Region of central Myanmar. It lies on the eastern bank of Ayeyarwaddy River. It is just 4 kilometers away from old Bagan, a popular tourist attraction.[1] The Shwezigon Pagoda is located there. The other popular places in and around Nyaung-U were [2]

  • Htilominlo Pagoda
  • Gubyaukgyi Pagoda
  • Ahlodawpyae Pagoda and
  • Hgnet Pyit Taung Hill

It is the home of Nyaung U Airport. It can be reached by air, by railway, by bus[3] and by boat.[4]

The 8.10 inches (203 mm) rainfall of 19 Oct 2011 was the record breaking one for past 47 years. The previous record was 5.67 inches (144 mm) of 9 Oct 1989.[5]


  1. ^ http://www.globaltravelmate.com/asia/myanmar/bagan/bagan-areas/1898-bagan-nyaung-u.html
  2. ^ http://www.myanmars.net/myanmar-travel/myanmar-bagan/bagan-places.htm
  3. ^ http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/will/no_end_in_sight/1139436000/tpod.html
  4. ^ http://www.adamcohn.com/china-myanmar-india-bangladesh/journal/11.html
  5. ^ http://www.mrtv3.net.mm/newpaper/2110newsm.pdf Page 19 Col 2

External links

  • Satellite map at Maplandia.com
  • http://m.naim.my/the-market-at-nyaung-u/
  • http://www.exoticmyanmartravel.com/nyaung_u.htm

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