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Butterworth is known as "Bagan" by the locals who would have a tough time pronouncing this long English name.

Butterworth is important port and railway terminus.



With the construction of the bridge from Penang Island and the North South Highway which by passes Butterworth township, Bagan is now quieter than ever.

There are two exquisite Chinese temples worth visiting.

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  • anoum's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2013 at 6:27 AM

    Actually Butterworth refers to the district and Bagan is the town but for convenience, it is always labelled as Butterworth in maps, not because locals have problems pronouncing the word 'Butterworth'.

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2009 at 9:36 AM

    Interesting and wonderful Butterworth page! The Chinese stone and wood carvings at Kow Ong Yeah Temple certainly looks amazing and so is the charm and elegance of PM's residence. ~ho & pang

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2007 at 8:46 AM

    Butterworth looks charming and not an "ugly sister". Wonderful stone and wood carvings too. And those KFC outlets are everywhere aren't they!

  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2007 at 7:58 AM

    What an interesting presentation!! I love these smaller places and enjoyed reading your comments! Thanks!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2007 at 7:43 AM

    What beautiful Chinese stone and wood carvings. Glad to know that Butterworth is no longer called the Ugly Duckling! Sad about some of changes which create loss of popularity of the Coffee Shop. Another wonder page.

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2007 at 10:13 PM

    Good write-up on butterworth. Bagan is also the name of a famous historical site in myanmar :)

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