States & Divisions

States and Division of Myanmar

Kachin State

Capital                  – Myitkyina
Population           – Over 1.2 millions
Area                      – 34379 sq – miles
How to get there – By car, train, air
Places of interest
1. Mt. Hkakaborazi highest peak in SEA (5882)
2. Indawgyi Lake and shwe Myintzu Pagoda
3. The source of Ayeyarwaddy River
4. Puta – O

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Kayah State

Capital                  – Loikaw
Population           – Over 0.25millions
Area                       – 4530 sq – miles
How to get there  –By car, train, air
Places of interest
1. Taunggwe Pagoda
2. Lawpita Falls
3. Seven Step Pond & Htee Pwint Pond (Demoso)

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Kayin State

Capitalb               – Hpa Na
Population          – Over 1.4 million
Area                     – 11731 sq  – miles
How to get there – By car, air
Places of interest
1. Mt. Zwegatrin ( Symbol of peace )
2. Saddan Cave & Bayint Nyi Cave
3. Thamdaung Hill Resort

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Chin State

Capital                 – Hakha
Population          – Over 0.47 million
Area                      – 13907 sq – miles
How to get there – By car
Places of interest
1. Mt. Victoria ( 3109 m ) Highest in Chin Bum (the Best Bird watching Site)
2. Heart – shaped lake ” Reh “

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Sagaing Division

Capital                  – Sagaing
Population           – Over 5.5 million
Area                       – 36534 sq. miles
How to get there  – By car, train, cruise
Places of interest
1. Inwa Bridge ( the older Bridge across the Ayeyarwaddy River )
2. Mingun Bell ( the world’s largest ringing Bell )
3. Nyaung – gan archeological site
( Bronze age culture influenced )
4. Twin -daung lake ( natural spiriting )

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Tanintharyi Division

Capital                 – Dawei
Population          – Over 1.3 million
Area                      – 16736 sq – miles
How to get there – By car, train, cruise
Places of interest
1. Myeik archeological
2. Maung – Ma – Gan Beach
3. Mati island Wildlife Sanctuary
4. Andaman Club(Thahtay Kyun)

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Bago Division

Capital                 – Bago ( Begu )
Population          – Over 5 million
Area                      – 15214 sq. miles
How to get there – By car, train Places of interest
1. Shwe Thar Lyaung ( Reclining Buddha Image )
2. Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda
3. Kyaikpun Pagoda ( 28 meter High huge Buddha Image )
4. Kan – baw – za – thadi. Palace.
5.Monyingyi Bird Sanctuary
6. Sein Ye forest Camp

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Magway Division

Capital                  – Magway
Population           – Over 4.4 million
Area                      – 17305 sq. miles
How to get there – By car, air, train, cruise
Places of interest
1. Mya thalon Pagoda
2. Shwe Set Taw Pagoda
3. Pan – daung and Pan – nya Region ( for fossils )

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Mandalay Division

Capital                  – Mandalay
Population           – Over 6.4 million
Area                      – 14295 sq. miles
How to get there – By car, air, train, cruise
 Places of interest
1. Mandalay Palace( the last capital of theMyanmar Kingdam)
2. U Bein Bridge ( long teak bridge )
3. Mt. Popa – 1518 m ( Oasis in the dry Province of Myanmar )
4. Bagan Archaeological site

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Mon State

Capital                  – Mawlamying
Population           – Over 2.46 millions
Area                      – 4748 sq. miles
How to get there – By car, air, train, cruise
Places of interest
1. Kyaikthiyo Pagoda ( the Haly Rock)
2. Kyaikkami Yele Pagoda
3. Setes Beach Resort
4. Thanbyuzayat War Memerial

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Rakhine State

Capital                 – Sittwe
Population          – Over 2.7 million
Area                      – 14200 sq. miles
How to get there – By car, air, cruise
Places of interest
1. Mrauk – U ( the ancient kingdom of Arakan )
2. Ngapali Beach Resort ( 35 mm flight , 14 hours drive )
3. Kanthaya Beach
4. Sittwe Seaside Resort

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Yangon Division

Capital                 – Yangon
Population          – Over 5.4 million
Area                      – 3927 sq. miles
How to get there – By car, air, train, cruise
Places of interest
1. Shwedagon Pagoda ( one of the wonders of the world )
2. Kyaik – hmaw – wan Yele Pagoda
3. Hlawga Wildlife Park
4. National Museum
5. Bogyoke Aung San market ( Scott Market )

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Shan State

Capital                  – Taunggyi
Population           – Over 4.7 million
Area                     – 60155 sq. miles
How to get there – By car, air, train
Places of interest
1. Inlay Lake, see among the hazy Shan Mountains. 900 meters above sea-level
2. Padalin Cave of the stone age culture
3. Magnificent Gok – teik
4. Hispaw Bauggo Pagoda
5. Kuckoo Village
6. Kalaw Hill station
7. Pindaya Cave

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Ayeyarwaddy State

Capital                   – Pathein
Population            – Over 6.6 million
Area                       – 14295 sq. miles
How to get there  – By car, air, train, cruise
Places of interest
1. Chaung Thar Beach Resort
2. Ngwe Saung Beach Resort
3. Inyegyi Pond 4. Shwe – htaw Pagoda
5. Large production area of rice

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