Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 110. Not illustrated. Chapters: Momeik, Muse, Theinni, Kyaukme, Taunggyi, Namhkam, Namtu, Tachileik, Lashio, Bangkang, Mabein, Nawnghkio, Nyaung Shwe, Ywama, Hsipaw, Pindaya, Namshan, Kalaw, Aungban, Mong Pawk, Hopong, Hsi Hseng, Ayetharyar, Mong Ton, Panglong, Lawksawk, Laukkai, Kengtung, Heho, Mong Hsat, Kunhing, Mong Pan, Mong Nai, Loilen, Loilem, Inle Aing, Mong Kung, Keng Tawng. Excerpt: Momeik - It is connected by road to Mogok and its ruby mines, and via Mogok to Mandalay, and to Kyaukme which is on the Mandalay-Lashio railway line. Momeik is also linked to Myitkyina, capital of Kachin State via Mabein and Bhamo. There is an airport for domestic flights to Momeik. Whereas Mogok lies at an elevation of 4,000 ft, Momeik is just 800 ft above sea level and 28 miles to the north of Mogok. Sixty miles by road to the west of Mogok lie Twinnge Village and the town of Thabeikkyin on the Ayeyarwady River (Irrawaddy). There is now a direct road linking Twinnge with Momeik. Momeik, part of the state of Hsenwi, was founded in 1238. Thirteen villages of the Mogok Stone Tract were given to Momeik in 1420 as a reward for helping Yunnan raid Chiang Mai. In 1465, Nang Han Lung, the daughter-in-law of the Saopha (Sawbwa in Burmese) of Momeik, sent ruby as separate tribute from Hsenwi and succeeded in keeping the former possessions of Hsenwi until 1484 when Mogok was ceded to the Burmese kings. It was however not until 1597 that the Saopha of Momeik was forced to exchange Mogok and Kyatpyin with Tagaung, and they were formally annexed by royal edict. Earlier in 1542, when the Shan ruler of Ava Thohanbwa (1527-1543) marched with the Saophas of Mohnyin, Hsipaw, Momeik, Mogaung, Bhamo and Yawnghwe to come to the aid of Prome against the Burmese, he was defeated by Bayinnaung. In 1544, Hkonmaing (1543-6), Saopha of Onbaung or Hsipaw and successo...
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