Halin Pyu World Heritage

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Halin Pyu World Heritage

Halin, Pyu Cultural Heritage Region

Nominated World Heritage List

Halin Megalathic site HL22

Halin Megalathic Culture

Geo-cultural Identity

The three Pyu Ancient Cities of Halin, Beikthano, and Sriksetra which developed and flourished over a period of more than 1,o00 years between circa 200 BCE and 900 CE in the Dry Zone of the middle Ayeyarwady(Irrawaddy) River basin within the territory of what is today modern Myanmar. Together they cover a combined area of over 4,000 hectares, located within the buffer zones of a combined additional area of almost 9,000 hectares.

Halin (95′ 49.7″E 22′ 28.2″N), 540 hectares, lies 13 kilometers southeast of the modern town of Shwebo within the 1,000 kilometer square basin of the Mu River Valley. The walled site is located between the Ayeyarwady and Mu Rivers with its motes and canals aligned with the prevailing landscape from southeast to northwest. There is a depression to the south now occupied by the Halin-in of lake. Rice yields are probably augmented  by irrigation water from the Nagayon tank which lies to the southeast of the city. To the south of Halin is hot springs associated with rich salt fields, while to the northeast there is access to the largest silver mine in the region. The palace is located near the middle of the site. It locates in the watershed between the Mu and Ayeyarwaddy Rivers, 18 kilometers southeast of Shwebo and 24 kilometers east of the present course of the Mu River.

More at Ancient Pyu Cities

Halin Heritage Tour with Halin Heritage Trust

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