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Nyaung U

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Nyaung U

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Nyaung U is in Mandalay Division, in central Myanmar. The town is located on the eastern bank of Ayeyarwaddy River. It lies just 4 kilometers away from ancient old Bagan city.Nyaung U is also known as the home of ancient history or ancient architectural sites.

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Nyaung U airport/Bagan Nyaung U airport is located in Nyaung U which is located in Mandalay Region, Myanmar. This airport is the primary air gateway to Bagan’s ancient sites and surrounding areas. Air KBZ, Asian Wings Airways, Mann Yatanaron Airlines, Myanmar National Airlines and Yangon Airways are available local flights at Nyaung U Airport. You can take Nyaung U express from Aung Mingalar Highway.You can also go to Nyaung U by train and by boat.

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Shwezigon Pagoda: Shwezigon Pagoda is constructed during the King Anawrahta reign. Shwezigon Pagoda is a place where Goutama Buddha’s bone and tooth are enshrine. There is also a stone pillar writing in Mon language that can be seen within the Shwezigon Pagoda’s compund.

Ananda Temple: Anada Temple is located in Bagan which is built in 1105,King Kyanzitha reign.Ananda Temple is famous for its mixing architectural style (Mon and Indian style).This temple is also one of the four surviving temple in Bagan after the serious natural disaster.(eg.earthquake)

Dhammayangyi Temple: Dhammayangyi Temple’s architecture is similar to Ananda Temple.Dhammayangyi temple is the most massive structured and widest temple in Bagan.This temple is the one which is the best place to view the amazing sunset in Bagan.The temple was not complete because the king who constructed that temple was assassinates by some Indians.

Gawdawpalin Temple: Gawdawpalin is a kind of hollow gu-style.This temple is mainly used for Buddhist rituals, devotional worship of Buddha and meditation.The temple is two storey tall with four upper terraces and three lower terraces.The temple is the second tallest temple in Bagan and the layout of the temple is similar to Thatbyinnyu temple.

Nan Myint Viewing Tower:The tower opened in April 2005. It is located in the Bagan archeological site. A luxury hotel is located under the Nan Myint Viewing Tower. There are total 13 levels at the bottom of tower and the tower is 60 meters high.At the top of the tower,we can enjoy the panoramic view of over 2000 ancients pagoda and architectural temples.A variety of restaurants at the top of the restaurants are also opened at the top of the Nan Myint Viewing Tower.

Thanakha Gallery:Thanakha Gallery is located in Nyaung U.That gallery is only one Thanakha gallery on the world.At the gallery,we can buy variety of Thanakha Brands from different regions that produce famous Thanakha.We can also listen the information,details and history of Thanakha and we can also test the Thanakha on our own skin.

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Horse cart in Nyaung U
You can do variety of activites in Nyaung U. For example you can enjoy taking a horse cart ride for sightseeing around the ancient pagodas or taking a hot air balloon ride to see panoramic view from above. And you can take E-bike ride around Nyaung U or you can rent a car form car rental shop for sightseeing in Nyaung U.Do ssightseeing activities at Bupaya Pagoda,Mahabodhi temple,Htilominlo temple,Mingalazedi temple,Manuha temple,Pyathadar Temple,Pathothamya Temple,Myazedi Temple,Shwesandaw Pagoda,Gubyaukhyi Temple.

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Nyaung U Market[edit]

Nyaung U market is a must-see go when you get to Nyaung U. It is a famous local market in Bagan. There you can find variety of Myanmar Goods at the different sections such as longyi, traditional clothes, local foods, rattan items, tea leaves, handicrafts etc. The Nyaung U market provides authentic Myanmar traditional goods to foreigners but also fresh and clean vegetables, fruits, and goods to local villagers at the fair price. The market is also a place which is mingle with the native people and you can take the photo of local people daily life. For example, you can see a really nice and colorful place, wonderful chaos, fantastic to watch, fun, typical village market, a real local market selling beautiful fruits.

Mani Sithu Market[edit]

Mani Sithu market is a market which is similar to Nyaung U market mentioned above. At the market you can also find Myanmar puppets,ratten items, clay pots, etc. like Nyaung U market. The market is opened from 6am to 5pm.

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You can enjoy various delicious authentic Myanmar tradition foods, local foods, and snacks at the Nyaung U market and Mani Sithu Market at the fair prices.

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You can find the taste of real fresh juices and drinks with numerous menus at Mani Sithu Market and Nyaung U market.

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Variety of hotels accomodations are accessible at Nyaung U.We can use Agoda.com,Hotel.com,Expedia.com,Hotwire.com,Booking.com to search the type of hotel that we want to stay according to our budget range.

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Get out[edit]

You can go to another city like Bagan,Salay,Pakukku,Hanlin,Baikthanoe,etc which are near the Nyaung U by bus,boats,trains,car. Nyaung U airport is accessible for some of the local cites like Heho, Yangon, Mandalay, etc.

Minibus tickets to Monywa can be bought in front of the Minibus Terminal (Ok express bus stop & Restaurant on maps.me). Ticket costs 6500K, the journey takes about 4h (July 2019).

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