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Irrawaddy : Taungoo
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Taungoo (Toungoo) is a town and district in Bago Division, Myanmar.

Get in[edit]

Taungoo is about 170 miles away from Yangon. The old road to Taungoo takes about 6-7h. However, now with the new roads, it takes about 3-4h only.

It is mid-way between Yangon and Inle or Mandalay if you want to go by car. Tourists stop over night at Taungoo when they travel from Golden Rock to Inle or Mandalay by hire car.

Some buses can drop you on the main road in front of Pun Swe Taw Hotel where mototaxis are waiting.

Train station is located at southeastern corner of the city center. It is a major stop on the Yangon-Mandalay route.

Get around[edit]

Mototaxis are available around Mother's house to get to the train station (1000 Ks).

Bicycles can be rented (2000 Ks/day)


Taungoo is one of the kingdoms of Myanmar history but nothing much is left to see.


Pho Kyar elephant camp is about 2h drive from Taungoo, if you love nature and elephants.





  • Yoma Motel (+95 054 25078)

On Garmani street off main road opposite of Mother's House, breakfast not included

  • Mother's House (+95 054 24240)

Well known to locals, ask around for directions

  • There is a cluster of accommodation across the street from Mother's House (Yoma Motel, Taungoo Inn, Aurora Hotel, Nyaung oo)

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