Amarapura


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Amarapura

(ŭ'məräpo͞o`rä), town (1981 est. pop. 10,600), Mandalay region, central Myanmar, on the Ayeyarwady River. It is a silk-weaving center and has varied handicraft industries. Amarapura was founded in 1782 and was twice (1783–1823 and 1837–60) the capital of Myanmar. Its royal palace, great temples, and fortifications are now in ruins.
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Mahanayake Thera of the Amarapura Nikaya, Aggamaha Panditha the Ven.
We will express protest of the Maha Sangha after briefing the Mahanayakes of the Asgiriya and Malwathu Chapters, Ramannaya and Amarapura Nikayas.
Takes in Salay, Pakokku, Yandabo, Amarapura, Sagaing and Mingun and sails on March 24 on the Kalaw Pandaw.
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Muslims were certainly no strangers to the pre-colonial kingdoms of Burma, having established a presence in such capitals as Mrauk-U, Amarapura and Mandalay.
These included Pakokku Market, a morning walk in Yandabo where pottery was produced using river clay, Ava and Amarapura ancient "immortal" cities, a walking tour of Mingun to visit the brick pagoda and largest bell in the world, and New Nyein Village where the famous 50 gallons handmade water pots were glazed.
King Mindon later moved his capital from Amarapura to Mandalay to make the place the 'kingdom of Buddhism' in Myanmar.
In near-by Amarapura, another of Burma''s former royal capitals, we watched women, their faces coated in thanaka, a yellowish paste made from the bark of the wood apple tree, produce brightly-coloured fabric on ancient timber looms.
TransIndus offers a 14-day escorted group tour covering Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake and the ancient capital cities of Ava, Amarapura and Sagaing, from pounds 2,495pp (based on two sharing) including B&B accommodation, flights, internal travel and sightseeing.
Madihe Pannaseeha of the Dhammarakshita Nikaya in the Amarapura Nikaya order, was said to have stressed the importance of the Buddhist organizations' participation in any peace talks with the LTTE.
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