Tigyaing (Myanmar)

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Tigyaing cruise port

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Local Time
2024-04-12 21:29

min: 74 °F (23 °C) / max: 104 °F (40 °C) 82°F
Wind: 19°/ 1.6 m/s  Gust: 1.8 m/sWind: 19°/ 1.6 m/s  Gust: 1.8 m/sVery Light
1.6 m/s
Min / Max Temperature104 °F / 40 °C
74 °F / 24 °C
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Tigyaing (Htigyaing) is an Irrawaddy River cruise port and town in eastern Sagaing Division (northern Myanmar / Burma). In Tigyaing, cruise ship tourists can climb Pagoda Hill for scenic views of the river.

In 1277, the Mongols invaded Burma for the first time. However, due to excessive heat, they were forced to turn back at Htigyaing, which was taken in 1283 (together with Tagaung) leading to the fall of Bagan Kingdom. In 1891, Saopha of Wuntho rose in rebellion and attacked Kawlin which forced the British to fall back on Tigyaing.

Shwebo-Myitkyina road's Katha-Htigyaing section has been shortened in recent years from 93 km (58 miles) to just over 42 km (26 miles) by Mezar Bridge that links Tigyaing with Indaw. Rubber, teak plantations and rice paddies constitute the main agricultural activities in the region.

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