|Travel Myanmar Destinations >> Sagaing Division >> Shwebo
Shwebo is King Alaung Mintayar U Aung Zay Ya, that founder of third Myanmar Kingdom reside it. The glory of Myanmar kings who could unify the entire nation is proudly described in the history of Myanmar including King Alaung Mintayar who successfully built the third Myanmar Empire. Alaung Mintayar was not from royal blood. He was the son of the headman of Motsobo village who became well known as U Aung Zay Ya. In 1115 during Myanmar era he built Motsobo as a royal city by the name of Yadana Theingha and constructed Shwebon Yadana Palace at the present site. The palace is now being reconstructed in its original form which structure is that of Dagaung era. The palace has twenty royal chambers.
Although, it is used to be a dry zone, sometimes the weather is moderate, due to the environment greening project. Thus, there is less heat in summer. But, the tradition of carrying water with pots is still a part of the rural scene. The style of carrying water on one’s head in Shwe Bo township is very unusual. It is extraordinary to see this style of riding a bicycle, and at the same time, carrying a pot on the head without using hands. It is not easy to ride a bicycle, carrying a pot filled with water, balanced by the head. Some skillful women can carry two water-pots atop each other. The scene amazes visitors.
see photos of Shwebo
|Other Tourist Destinations in Myanmar
Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) Division:
Mawtin Zun Pagoda,
Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary,
Bago (Pegu) Division:
Kayin (Karen) State:
Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)
Northern Shan State:
Southern Shan State: