General Information About Taungoo
• Located 175 miles from Yangon and is the only place for the tourists where you can get good accommodation on Yangon-Mandalay road. Taungoo (Kaytumadi City) was founded by King and later innovated by King Minye Kyawhtin.
• It is one of the main gateways to Bogo Yoma and its teak forests in which you can see how elephants work. But the working site is not stable as it is moving around, so need to follow where they are. And the accommodation will be camping tents and sleeping bags on bamboo decks. Taungoo is only good as a stop over to avoid tedious (14 hours) drive between Yangon and Mandalay. However, if ones wish to visit Elephant camp call “ Thargara ", one night stay in Taungoo is recommended.