is the capital city of Magway Region of Myanmar. Magway Region is
the largest of Myanmar’s seven regions, with an area of 17,306
square miles (44,820 km2).The population is about 4464000.Most
of the people are Buddhist and some are Christianity and Islam.
The major plantation is sesame and over one million acres is
put under the crop in this region of Myanmar. Other crops grown
are corn, groundnut, sunflower, bean and pulses. There are
Thanakha (Limonia acidissima) plantations and produces the
variety Shinmataung Thanaka. And then, they produces variety of
oil. Magway is a place where oil was first discovered. There are
three major oil fields- Yenangyaung Oil Field, Chauk Oil Field
and Mann Oil Field in Minbu (Saku).
is a town in Magway Region. The area consists of low plain-land
towards the Ayeyarwaddy River. It is undulating and rising
higher and higher towards the Rakhine hills. .
into Magway, the riverside traveler is greeted by the sight of
Mya-tha-lun Pagoda glinting serenely from the summit of the
Naguttama Hillock by the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. This
Pagoda was first built by demon brothers. After that, the
renovation and maintenance passed onto the newer generations.
mountain is located in Minbu, central Myanmar. It is a unique
geological site. It is called “Nagapwektaung” (Mountain where
the Dragon Breathes). Actually, for the scientifically minded,
it is an ordinary mud volcano but to the ancient primitive
people of the area, this must have been seen as a manifestation
of the existence of the fiery dragons (nagar) living deep inside
is a prosperous trading town in central Myanmar. Symbols of
prosperity in the conservative towns far from cities like Yangon
or Mandalay are not the big cars or big houses but big
monasteries and pagodas. There are also some beautiful
monasteries built from teak in Pa-kokku.
Sandal Wood Kyaung-Daw-Yar Pagoda
is located in Pwintbyu Township, Minbu District, Magway Region.
It was said that Buddha and five hundred disciples came to
Sandalwood Monastery to preach Dhamma to the disciples. In 1640,
King Alaungsithu came up on the place while on tour of the
nation. He built the Sandalwood Pagoda at the Sandalwood
the late Bagan Era, Sale developed as the expanding spiral of
Bagan’s influence moved southward along the Ayeyarwaddy River.
too far from the Yoke-e Monastery, there is the Shin-pin-sar-gyo-hla
Pagoda, which apparently marks the place where countries waited
to welcome King Anawrahta as he returned from Thahton with the
complete set of the Buddhist canon, in Myanmar. On the grounds
east of the pagoda are a few temples with wonderful old murals
painting that are unique because they feature the styles of
three different eras : Bagan, Pinya /Inwa and colonical period.
The Bagan Era paintings at Shinpinsargyo are exact copies of
those found in some of the older temples of Bagan, proving that
the Shin-pin-sargyo complex was built during that time.
pair of Buddha’s Footprints are located in Set-taw-yar, a forest
retreat at 34 miles from west of Min-bu on the opposite bank of
Thi-ho-shin Pagoda not far from the river is an old one, but
does not show its age as it has been well-maintained over the
(monstery), one of the oldest surviving wooden monasteries is a
worth visiting spot.