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Thaung Daung Myo Houng (Old) had been developed as a summer resort on the hill where Europeans went to escape from heat and humanity of central plain in colonial days. It is the hill station closet to Yangon as it is only 200 miles away and reachable by car or train on a half-day journey and just 27 miles far from Taungoo. The town is at the altitude of 4050 feet above sea level and located in Kayin State and Bwe Kayins (one of major ethic people) made up the majority of its population. Most of them are Christians.

The main income of local people comes from the Agriculture growing tea, areca palm, durian and many other tropical crops. There are many pleasant teas and coffee plantation on the slop of the hills of the town .The high altitude, the cool climate and abundance rainfall produce some of the best tea leave and coffee in the region.

It is also known as Thaung Daung Gyi meaning great Thaung Daung to distinguish it from new Thaung Daung.

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