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Taungoo (MYname|MY=တောင်ငူမြို့့|MLCTS=taung ngu mrui., also known as Toungoo) is a city in the Bago Division of Myanmar, located 220 km from Yangon, towards the northern end of the division, with mountain ranges to both east and west. The main industry is in forestry products, with teak and other hardwoods extracted from the mountains. The city is also known for its areca palms, to the extent that a Burmese proverb for unexpected good fortune is equated to a "betel lover winning a trip to Taungoo".

Toungoo dynasty (1486-1752)

Taungoo was once the capital of one of the most powerful post-Bagan Burmese kingdoms, over which seven kings reigned for a period of 155 years.Nat Shin Naung,one of the seven kings of Taungoo,was famous for his poems.He was called "King of Yatu-poem".


Although few visible historic remains survive, all four sides of the brick city wall remain from the dynastic period, with the exception of the part of the southern wall. The 9.6 m wide moat is dried up, except in some of its sections on the eastern side, where it is purposely kept and properly maintained.

The eastern portion of Taungoo district is home to many Karen. Thantaung hail-resource which is in the Karen state is not far from Taungoo.You can go there by train or by bus. It costs 1330 Ks to go by train in upper class and nearly 2800 Ks by bus.There are three bus lines:Shan Ma Lay, Gandawin, and Yoma.It takes at least six hours to go by bus or train.

Major sights

# Shwesandaw Paya
# Myasigon Paya
# Kaungmudaw Paya
# Thargaya Elephant Camp
# Taungoo University
# Taungoo Educationl College
# Kandawggyi Garden
# 'Kaphaung creek' Bridge


Taungoo is served by a station on the main north line of Myanmar Railways.

See also

* Transport in Myanmar


* [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/BM/16/Taungoo.html FallingRain Map - elevation = 27m]

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