Maubin (Myanmar)

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15:11 22 Apr 2018

16.74119 N, 95.65254 E

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Maubin (or Ma-ubin) is a port town located in Ayeyarwady Division, south-west Burma (Myanmar). Maubin is the seat of Ma-ubin Township in Ma-ubin District and has population of around 42,000 people (1993 census). The inhabitants of the town and the district are mainly Karen and Bamar.

  • During Cyclone Nargis, devastating Irrawaddy Delta, Burmese military provided convoys to refugees to Maubin in order to escape the devastation in the worst-hit areas.
  • Maubin is a port town lying on the west bank of Irrawaddy River delta, protected via flood-control embankments. Its southern coastline lies along Andaman Sea. Fishing and rice growing are the main contributors to economy. Maubin is developing settlement with growing communication and transportation services.
  • The town is connected with Yangon, 65 km (40 ml) east, by Twante Canal (heading east) which opened in 1932 and bettered the transporting of goods from the former capital, then popular as Rangoon.
  • The main religion in Maubin is Buddhism and there are a lot of pagodas within the township: Sane Mya Kanthar Ceti is located on Sane Mya Kanthar Street, north of the town.
  • Paw Taw Mu Ceti pagoda (formally Myot Oo Paw Taw Mu Ceti) is situated in town's southern part on Toe River. The old one fell in 2002 following erosion of the river bank but was rebuilt in May 2005 under government guidance.
  • Pagoda Shwe Phone Myint Ceti is located in Pagoda Street, 2nd quarter of Maubin. Its foundation stone was laid in 1890. Notable pagodas in the town also include Akyawsulyanmyattonetan pagoda and Shwephonemyint pagoda.
  • Maharbandoola’s cemetery and monument statue lies in Maubin District, Danuphyu Township. A prominent location of Anglo-Burmese War was Danuphyu Fort, destroyed by a flood.
  • There are 4 bridges in Maubin district, including Bo Myat Htun Bridge, Pantanaw Bridge, Khattiya Bridge and Maubin Bridge. Maubin Bridge is a concrete bridge with capacity of 60 tons, located in Maubin Township. The foundation stone was laid on April 4, 1994. Formally, the bridge opened on February 10, 1998.

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