Pyay : Pyay, also called Prome or Pyè, town, southern Myanmar (Burma), on the Irrawaddy River in the Bago Region in Myanmar. It is a trading centre and the site of a diesel electric plant. It is an important trade center for the Ayeyarwady Delta, Central and Upper Myanmar and the Rakhine State.The Burmans call the town Pyay (“Capital”), recalling the old capital of the Pyu people, who were one of the earliest Tibeto-Burman groups to enter Burma after the 3rd century. Pyay ancient capital is an interesting place to visit because of its historical importance and archaeological sites. Also to be found nearby are the UNESCO World Heritage-listed ancient Pyu capital of Sri Ksetra and the unique Akauk Taung (Customs Hill) Buddha cliff carvings, set on the Irrawaddy river. Other interesting places around pyay are Shwesandaw Pagoda. Sehtetgyi Pagoda (the gigantic sitting Buddha image). Baw Baw Gyi Pagoda. Be Be Gyi Pagoda and Payama Pagoda. Visitors can stop over in Pyay and travel on to Bagan and Mandalay.

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