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Irrawaddy or Ayeyarwady is a region of Myanmar covering the Ayeyarwady River (Irrawaddy River) delta.


  • 1 Yangon (Rangoon) was the capital of Myanmar until it was superseded by Naypyidaw in November 2005
  • 2 Bago (Pegu) - uncountable Buddhist temples
  • 3 Pathein (Bassein) - the capital of Ayeyarwady Division
  • 4 Pyay
  • 5 Taungoo
  • 6 Thanlyin - historical port town close to Yangon.
  • 7 Twante - delta town famous for its pottery.

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Chaung Tha
  • 2 Ngwe Saung
  • 3 Taukkyan Taukkyan War Cemetery on Wikipedia - the site of the war cemetery with the graves of more than 6,000 Allied soldiers who perished in Burma during WWII.
  • 4 Coco Islands


Get in[edit]

Ayeyarwady Region is served by Pathein Airport (BSX IATA) and Yangon International Airport (RGN IATA)

Get around[edit]


  • Cape Negrais: this headland west of the Irrawaddy Delta is a landmark with scenic beaches and grand cliffs.




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