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Pyay

On the banks of the Ayeyarwady, Pyay is only a few miles from the ancient city site of Srikhitera, or Thayekhittaya as it is known in Myanmar. It was the capital of a Pyu kingdom that emerged in the 2nd century BCE and was flourishing by the 4th century. Beikthano, 80 miles (128km) away was a contemporary Pyu kingdom, ruled by the beautiful maiden queen, Pantwa.  Beikthano was conquered by King Duttabaung of Thayekhittaya but, according to myth, the queen although much loved, never forgave him and brought about his downfall. It was more likely that Thayekhittaya fell to invading forces from the east and within a century the Pyu race disappeared, assimilated into the Myanmar.

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Theingi Htun is a journalist who worked for two years at Yangon Times Journal and Flower News. She also worked for two years at Democracy Today News as Senior Journalist. She wrote many articles about culture, the travel sector and lifestyle stories too. Now she is working at My Magical Myanmar as a travel writer and social media executive.

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