Magway Division is situated in central Myanmar. The western edge of the division is long, hilly and thinly covered with forests. Magway is the capital of the division and famous for the Myathalun Pagoda festival. Minbu is also well known for the ShweSetTaw Pagoda festival. From the division, a motor road leads to Ann through Rakhine Yoma mountain pass. Pakokku is famous for monasteries and tobacco industry. Yaw, Saw and Gangaw have lately become popular for the archaeological discoveries of pre-historic men. The cross-country Monywa-Pathein Highway runs through this west bank area of the River Ayeyarwaddy. Railway branch passes through Taungdwingyi and Natmauk. There is proper road network linking the towns in the division.
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