Tagaung - Myanmar (Burma)

Tagaung is situated on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River, 127 miles north of Mandalay and 56 miles north of Shwebo. It's civilization dates back to the early Christian era and Pyu culture. The ruins of the fort walls and traces of a moat are the only remnants of this ancient site. The western wall appears to have washed away by the river. Being in close proximity civilization of the Bagan era, a large ruined pagoda called the Shwe Zigon is an evidence that Buddhism prevailed at this site since those early days. As the new town occupies almost the whole of the ancient site, excavations of archaeological interest could not be carried out except for a few plots in 1967-69. The excavations showed evidences of habitation sites and religious edifices, which yielded many votive tablets of seated Buddha. Large images were completely absent. A civilized settlement existed within the fortified walls. The following 16 cruises call at Tagaung. Please note that these are vacation departure dates and not necessarily sailing dates. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.