Meaning "city of the Immortals," Amarapura is located 11 kilometers southwest of Mandalay, in Mandalay Division. King Bodawpaya of the Konbaung Dynasty made it his royal capital in 1783, reportedly because the bloody purges carried out in association with his rise to power left the old capital, Ava (Inwa), infested with wrathful nats; the capital was located at Ava from 1823 to 1837, but was reestablished at Amarapura from 1841 to 1857, before King Mindon moved it to its final location, Mandalay. Also known as Taungmyo ("Southern City"), Amarapura has retained little of its past glory but is now the center of the Burmese silk weaving industry.

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