An ancient 'Pyu' Capital lies 8 km south-east of Pyay ( Prome), which is located about 178 mile north-west of Yangon. Archaeological discoveries indicate that the city attained its height of prosperity between the 5th and 9th centuries.
The remains at Tha-ye-khit-taya are palace site, the prototype of Bagan vaulted temple such as Lemyethna and East Zegu, the cylinder-shaped Bawbawgyi Pagoda, Payagyi and Payama stupas each with a high conical dome and the Archaeological Museum.
Places of interest in Pyay are Shwesandaw Pagoda, a gigantic sitting Buddha Statue of Hsehtatkyi Pagoda, Shwe Phone Pwint Library and the beautiful scenery of majestic Ayeyarwaddy river.
Pyay is easily accessible by road or by rail. The visitors can stay at Mingalar garden resort Hotel, Smile Motel and other private guest-houses for over-night stay.
Pyay is one of the famous cities in Myanmar and located in Bago Division, near the bank of Ayeyarwaddy River, the biggest and the largest river in Myanmar and also an economic artery. On each side of the river you will see many pleasant sceneries and mountain ranges, you will experience many pagodas built in the mountain.
Akauk Mountain is situated near the bank of Ayeyarwaddy River between the southern most part of Pyay District and northern most part of Hinthata District can be reached by waterway from Pyay. When you arrived at Htonbo Village, Padaung Township, from there about 30 miles to get to Akauk Mountain.
One of the amazing places where many Buddha Images were carved on the mountain site, near the bank of Ayeyarwaddy River. Akauk Mountain has green forest cover and it is very pleasant place.
This mountain is the auspicious land, filled with historic ShweMyintin Pagoda as well as other pagodas and religious edifies. Moreover, there are ravines, gorges, streams and natural scenic beauty for visitors for relaxation and recreation. It is believed that those Buddha Images are carved since many years ago. Artistic craftsman who travelled along the River while doing their business has carved these.
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