Present Capital of MyanmarCurrent capital of Myanmar
Overview of the tour
Myanmar's antique towns were once highly developed centers of trading, business and religion, attracting jealousy from as far away as Europe. Explore the countrys wealth of archaeological and historical treasures on this journey through the centers that once dominated great realms. Lodging: Do you want to prolong your trip to the wonderful and restful Ngapali Beach or to the impressive remains of the old capital Mrauk U?
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Ancient Burmese capital country
Today Mandalay is Myanmar's second biggest town, but if you look at the story of the nineteenth centuries, you can see that its part was no less important than it is today. The capital Mandalay was established in 1857 by King Midon at the base of Mandalay Hill, allegedly to fulfil a prophesy about the founding of a Buddhist capital in an accurate location for the 2,400th anniversary of Buddhism.
In order to build this new capital, the former Amarapura King's residence was disassembled and the elephant material was brought to its new whereabouts. There are four major river systems around the capital. Mandalay was the last capital of the Konbaung Dynasty for the next 26 years, the last remaining sovereign Burma empire before its definitive annexation by the British Empire.
Since 1885 it has no longer been the capital. It is one of the most important places of Myanmar's pilgrimages, established in 1785 and situated south-west of Mandalay. The Mahamuni picture taken by Mrauk U after the conquest of the kingdom of Mrauk U by the Konbaung Dynasty is here very divinized. Situated at the base of Mandalay Hill and built in 1868 by King Midon, the Kuthodaw Nagoda contains the world's biggest vertical rock engraved books, which spread out on the floor of the Nagasa Nagara with 729 Burmese Buddhist script.
This is the last emperor's castle of the last Myanmar empire, the principal residences of King Mindon and King Thibaw, the last two monarchs of the state. The building was constructed between 1857 and 1859 following King Midon's choice to move the capital. Constructed in 1880 by King Thibaw Min, King Mindon Min's child, it is well known for its Buddhist mythical woodcarvings on the shelters.
It was built in 1874 by King Mindon to commemorate Mindon's younger twin, Kanaung Mintha, who was murdered along with three other prince, Malun, Sagu Minthu and Maingpyin, during the Myingun prince's 1866 uprising. The dynasty of the Konbaung Dynasty established Amarapura in 1783 as its new capital and also as a centre of buddhistic reform and study.
The capital of Myanmar was twice during the Konbaung era (1783-1821 and 1842-1859) before it was finally displaced by Mandalay in 1859. Because of the depletion of the Imperial Treasure Chamber during the Second Anglo-Burmese War in 1852, Mindon chose to use as much material from Amarapura as possible for the building of Mandalay.
As the capital was moved to Mandalay, the inhabitants of Amarapura used Teakwood from the Emperor's Palast to build this aisle. It' an old capital of the emperor's empire of Burma's consecutive empires for almost 360 years, in five different seasons, from 1365 to 1842. The capital of the Ava Kingdom, the major policy of Upper Burma, became Inwa from the fourteenth to the sixteenth-century.
It was re-elected capital city in four seasons of the Toungoo and Konbaung dynasties (16th to nineteenth centuries) after successive raids and belligerenda. Eventually the capital was given up after it was totally devastated by a number of major quakes in March 1839, and King Tharrawaddy in 1842 resolved to reconstruct a new Amarapura castle.
It was rebuilt in 1992 after a fire in the time of King Bagyidaw. Tagaing is an important centre of Myanmar's religion and monastery with a large number of Tibetan buddhistic cloisters. Look again at the past, it was the capital of the emperor's kingdom of sagaing (1315-1364), one of the small empires that emerged after the collapse of the pagan dynasty.
Between 1760 and 1763, under the rule of King Naungdawgyi (Konbaung Dynasty), it also had a short period to be the king's capital. These pagodas consist of 45 gorgeous gold plated Buddha pictures in a crescent-shaped columnade, which was partially erected on the side of Sagaing Hill. It' located on Nga pha hill, one of the south peaks of Sagaing hill.
It was the birthplace of the Konbaung dynasty, which King Alaungpaya created in 1752 and was the main power in Burma after the mid-18th centuries. From 1752 to 1760 it was the capital of Alaungpaya. Aung Zeya, chieftain of the town, in 1752, formed the Konbaung Dynasty to survive the imminent sub-Burma incursion and re-named his town Shwebo.
For the next eight years, Alaungpaya headed Burma's unification with Shwebo as the capital. Alaungpaya died in 1760 and Shwebo loses his capital state. Naungdawgyi, the sequel, relocated the capital to the Irrawaddy Riverside in the city of Sagaing. 2. Shwe Chattho Pagoda: build at the place where King Alaungpaya was birth.
From 1790 onwards during his rule in 1819 onwards, the sixth Konbaung Emperor Bodawpaya had a giant brigade, a giant bells and a huge pair of limes built until he passed away in 1819. But when the emperor passed away, he was deliberately abandoned and stopped. Built between 1636 and 1648 during the rule of the eighth kings of the Toungoo family, Thalun, this unique egg-shaped structure emphasizes the pyramidal tradition of Burma's pyramids.
Built in 1816 by His Majesty Bagyidaw (7th Konbaung Dynasty king) in northern Mingun to remember his first wife and first cousin, Princess Hsinbyume, who was born in a place near by.