Welcome to Nyaunglebin, the center city of East Bago Region in Myanmar. This hidden gem is the second largest city in the Nyaunglebin District and the fifth largest city in the Bago Region. Located in the middle of East-Bago Region, Nyaunglebin is a bustling city that is often overlooked in favor of its more famous neighbors. However, this charming city boasts a rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and mouthwatering local cuisine that make it a must-visit destination for any traveler.
One of the main attractions of Nyaunglebin is its location. The city is situated 82 miles from Yangon, 48 miles from Bago, 72 miles from Taungoo, 120 miles from Naypyidaw, and 332 miles from Mandalay. This makes it an ideal stopover for travelers who are exploring the region.
Nyaunglebin Township comprises four towns – Nyaunglebin, Pyuntasa, Madauk, Painzaloke – and many villages. The Ygn-Mdy Expressway passes through Nyaunglebin town from the west for 15 miles, making it an intersection of railways and highways. From Nyaunglebin town, there are highways and railways to Shwe Gyin Township. Nyaunglebin Railway Station is an important station for Ygn-Mdy Railway. In fact, the British Government made the first railway from Yangon to Nyaunglebin for the Yangon-Taungoo Section in 1883.
Nyaunglebin has a rich history that dates back to the British colonial era. During the Revolutionary Council government, Nyaunglebin was a zone-city of Bago Region comprising Kyauktaga (West-Nyaunglebin), Daik-U, and Nyaunglebin Townships. Today, the city is a bustling hub of activity, with a vibrant local culture that is reflected in its many festivals and events.
One of the highlights of any visit to Nyaunglebin is the local cuisine. The city is known for its delicious street food, which includes a variety of noodle dishes, curries, and soups. Some of the must-try dishes include Shan-style noodles, mohinga (a fish-based soup), and ohn no khauk swe (coconut chicken noodles).
In conclusion, Nyaunglebin is a hidden gem that is waiting to be discovered. With its rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and mouthwatering local cuisine, this charming city is a must-visit destination for any traveler. So why not add Nyaunglebin to your travel itinerary and experience the best that Myanmar has to offer?