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Kyaukmyaung is an Irrawaddy River cruise port in Sagaing, Myanmar. The town has population around 15,000 and is located approx 75 km (46 ml) north of Mandalay. Kyaukmyaung is popular among tourists for its large-scale pottery industry, having one of Burma's all 4 glaze factories (Nweyein has the largest).
Kyaukmyaung pots are used for food and drink storing, most commonly for liquor fermentation, fish paste and chili paste fermentation, storing drinking water, grain, rice.
Kyaukmyaung has become a very popular tourism travel destination via cruise ships on Irrawaddy River that stop here on cruisetours between Bagan and Mandalay. Following the tourism boom was created a dedicated gift shop where cruise tourists can buy handmade pottery.