Akauktaung Mountain

The Akauktaung Mountain stands on the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River to the north of Pyay in Bago Division. It takes 15 minutes by boat ride to reach the Akauktaung. In the 19th century, because of the British annexation over Lower Myanmar, the country was split into Upper (ruled by Myanmar King) and Lower (ruled by British). The river was the major transportation for trading between two parts and it was the place where all the boats stopped and were checked for trading taxes. Thus the place was named after taxes, in Myanmar called “taxes”. The hills are full of Buddha Images, which are believed to be done by the traders when they stopped for a while. We can find various fossils of cold-blooded animals, such as snails, fishes especially inhabited in the ocean.

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