Burma (Burmese: ???????????; MLCTS: pu. simple dr: pu. brug:burman: pu. brug: mug:burman: burmese pronunciation: ????, [pha p??èi?]), formerly known as Bassein, is the biggest town and the capitol of the Ayeyarwady region, Myanmar (Burma). Situated 190 km from Yangon on the banks of the Pathein River (Bassein), a westerly section of the Irrawaddy River, the town has 237,089 inhabitants (2017 census).
Though Pathein was once part of the Mon Empire, today it has only a few Mon people. Most of them are Bamar, Burmese Indians and Karen. He was part of the Mon-Koyalty. It is a mill and trading town. These colorful, handcrafted sunshades from Pathein are known all over Burma, they are also called "Pathein Hti", Pathein is also known for his potteries and his colorful, handcrafted basket and bucket.
The Pathein has a tropic moon climat ( "Am") according to the Köppen-Klassification. From June to August Pathein is experiencing a prolonged phase of exceptional rain. The Pathein has a picturesque promenade and many buddhistic churches, incl. the major view of the Shwemokhtaw Pagoda. It is home to the Patheinische Pädagogische Hochschule für Grundschullehrer and the Patheinische Hochschule für Kunst- und Wissenschaftsstudenten.
Managed by the Ministry of Sciences and Technologies, the Computer University (Pathein) provides both Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in computer sciences and computer-technologies. The Technical University (Pathein) was established in 1999 and provides degree programmes in the field of civil and structural engineer training. The General Hospital Pathein is for the benefit of the local population. Wiki voyage has a guidebook for Pathein.
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Pathein - the city
The fact that Pathein is the fifth biggest municipality in Myanmar would probably astonish most tourists, because it has a calm, small-town atmosphere. Situated in the Irrawaddy Delta 120 kilometers western of Yangon, most humans cross the way to the beach of Ngwe Saung and Chaung Tha, but it is definitely a good idea to spend some quality leisurely hours in this relaxed river side area.
From Pathein, at the south-western tip of the Irrawaddy Delta, Mawdin is reachable - the place where Buddhism came to Myanmar from the Indian Ocean. Well-known for its garages that make colorful, hand-painted sunshades, Pathein is also the most important harbour in the Irrawaddy Delta outside Yangon.
Its most important trading places are the city' s centrally situated square and the well-known Shwemokhtaw Pagoda, which is close to the river. A number of cash machines are available in the city, one of them at a CB bank next to the CB bank (on the intersection of Shwe Pagode and Merchant Street).
The Pathein is the entrance to the sacred Buddhist site Mawdin (Maw Tin). Mawdin Point, where the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea meet, is home to the Mawdin Puagoda, which protrudes into the ocean, and the Mawtinsoun Puagoda (Mawdin Zun), which is situated on a hill near by and offers a view of the area.
At the beginning of March the famous and very famous Mawdin Zun Payar ceremony in Mawdin. From Pathein there are boat trips every day and the trip on the riverbank lasts 6 to 8 hrs (tickets are K3500); the trip on the street lasts 5 to 6 hrs. The only lodging in Mawdin is in cloisters. A larger choice of pictures of Pathein and the Irrawaddy Delta can be found in our Flickr-Photogallery.