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Amarapura

The silk weaving town, a suburb of Mandalay, the ancient royal capital, Amarapura is always busy with the songs coming from the weaving looms from here and there and active with textile trades. To have a look on Myanmar’s intricate work of beautiful silk textile, Amarapura should not be skipped.

Amarapura

Amarapura is situated in the central Myanmar in the suburban area of second largest city Mandalay.Historically,it served as Myanmar capital city for two times.Formerly,the capital city was founded in Amarapura by King Bodawphaya in 1783 ,secondly by King Tharyarwaddy in 1837 .The capital lasted in Amarapura so far it shifted to Mandalay in 1874.The name Amarapura means “the Immortality “. After the royal city was moved to Mandalay,it remained as the small town living mainly on weaving. Since the glorious royal time, it fabricated best silk textiles of the time .Nowadays, non-other silk textiles cannot be compared to its silk wares in term of the design, the intricate work and quality.Apparently.Amarapura is Myanmar biggest silk city and it is a must place to visit to have a look on Myanmar silk fabric designs.The U Bein teak wood Bridge situated on the back of the Amarapura is the longest teak wood bridge in Myanmar built in the 19 centuries and it is the top tourist attraction of Amarapuara.In addittion ,Mahagandayone Buddhist monastic school with thousand of student monks known for it strict monastic discipline also attract the tourists daily to see the academic student monkshood of Myanmar.

What to see in Amarapura :

Thein Nyo silk Fabric workshop
Mahagandayone Monastery
U Bein Bridge
Central market
Kyauk Tawgyi temple

What to do in Amarapura :
Walk on the bridge "U Bein "

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