Magwe - Nice Place over the Irrawaddy River
by Blake Johnson Jun 16, 2017
Magwe (also known as Magway) is located on the eastern bank of the Irrawaddy River. It is an ideal destination with a number of exciting things to exploring, from historical sites to cultural attractions. This is a perfect chance to take a break from your busy life and enjoy an interesting holiday. A travel to Magwe is an affair to remember and return with a bunch of memories.
Things to Do and See in Magwe, Myanmar
Mya Tha Lun Pagoda
Along a narrow street, you will see Mya Tha Lun Pagoda standing north of Magwe. It is a beautiful, well-preserved gilded pagoda lying on a hilltop site with a great view over the river. According to the legend, the pagoda was constructed by demon brothers first, and then renovated and maintained by local people. Mya Tha Lun pagoda festival is held from the mid October to the early November. Coming here on this occasion, you can enjoy many fascinating activities including Buddhist chanting in the early morning of monks and the lightening of thousands of candles.
Nga Ka Pwe Taung - "Dragon Lake"
Just across the river is the belching pool Nga Ka Pwe Taung on the top of four odd mounds. Thu Sei Ta is the largest mound and Nanda is the second largest one, named for Dragon Myanmar King’s daughter and son. Here you can also overlook the river and contemplate the beauty of the far pagodas with its golden shining.
Fort Min Hla
Fort Min Hla was constructed by Italian engineers for the Kingdom of Burma to resist the British colonial. Now the fort is in a good condition, just some brick fallen into the river due to erosion. It seems to become a stop of the river cruisers. You only have to walk a short of 500 meters or about 200 meters from the stop of your tourism boat for an interesting visit to this historical Min Hla area.
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