Thayetmyo is a city in Thayet District of Magway Region in central Burma (Myanmar). It is a port on the right (western) bank of the Irrawaddy River, across and just south of Allanmyo, between Pyay (Prome) and Magway.
This pleasant colonial town once guarded the border between Royal Myanmar and British Myanmar following the 2nd Anglo Myanmar War of 1855, many of the buildings including the covered market date from this period.
Outside the town is an extensive war cemetery where Turkish prisoners of war were laid to rest. Captured in Iraq, the Turks were transported to labour camps in Myanmar where they died in their hundreds of malaria. In the town itself is the market, colonial houses and visitors can ride out by horse cart to see the countryside and golf links.
Things to See & Do
* Colonial buildings
* Covered market
* War cemetery
* Golf course
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – kyat (K) (MMK)
Language – Burmese
Population – 108,000 approx
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time - GMT plus six and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code – +95
Port Location – The port is located on the right (western) bank of the Irrawaddy River, across and just south of Allanmyo, between Pyay (Prome) and Magway.
Travel Links – The usual way to get into Myanmar would be to fly into Yangon from either Bangkok or Singapore, both which have good connections from around the world and have several flights into Yangon daily. The only other international point of entry to Myanmar is Mandalay, which is served by a weekly flight to/from Kunming.