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Taungoo (MYname|MY=တောင်ငူမြို့့|MLCTS=taung ngu mrui., also known as Toungoo) is a city in the
Bago Divisionof 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 forestryproducts, with teakand other hardwoods extracted from the mountains. The city is also known for its arecapalms, to the extent that a Burmese proverb for unexpected good fortune is equated to a " betellover winning a trip to Taungoo".
Toungoo dynasty (1486-1752)
Taungoo was once the capital of one of the most powerful post-
BaganBurmese 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
moatis 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.
Thargaya Elephant Camp
Taungoo Educationl College
'Kaphaung creek' Bridge
Taungoo is served by a station on the main north line of
Transport in Myanmar
* [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/BM/16/Taungoo.html FallingRain Map - elevation = 27m]
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