Taungoo -DPDM2 #19
Follow DVB’s Roadies to the middle of Burma: Taungoo. The city is famous in Burmese history for the Taungoo Dynasty which ruled the country for over 200 years between the 16th and 18th centuries. Nowadays the main industry is forestry, with teak and other hardwoods extracted from the mountains, often by elephants. The city is also known for its areca palms, to the extent that a Burmese proverb for unexpected good fortune is equated to a “betel lover winning a trip to Taungoo”.
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