Bago Day Tour
This journey takes you to the land of Hamsa, Bago, ancient capital of Mon People with the sights of the tallest pagoda in Myanmar and the most elegant reclining Buddha. A colorful local market and a visit to Mon village add as a bonus to this tour.
The journey: drive to Bago which is 50 miles (1.5 hr drive) from Yangon. It is the ancient capital of the Mon people, one of the ethnic groups who enjoyed some 300 years golden era. Bago was also the country’s greatest seaport in 16th and 17th centuries. As time goes by, the river changed course and silted up, lost its greatness ever since. But there are religious and historical remains which are still standing as a proof.
A Stop at Allied War Cemetery: en route, brief stop at Allied War Memory Cemetery where amid gorgeous floral surroundings are the graves of some 27000 allied soldiers who fell in the Burma theatre in World War II. It is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Temple Time: Proceed to Kyaik Pun Pagoda, known for its 4 seated giant Buddhas which are 30 meters high from the 15th century. Afterwards visit Shwe Maw daw Pagoda which is a land mark of Bago and tallest pagoda in the country. The pagoda is said to be over 2000 years old containing Buddha’s relics. Continue to ShwetharLyaung reclining Buddha image, one of the largest and the oldest of its kind, having 55 meters in length.
Take a stroll around Mon quarter: the only settlement where Mon culture still continues to thrive for thousands of years. Peak into the local homes, observe Mon people who are still keeping their tradition such as speaking their own language and weaving traditional clothing. A large market by the famous Bago River is also worth a visit if time permits. It is a very colorful and dynamic market with a lot of trading activities on different variety of merchandise.
Departure Point : Your Yangon hotel
Departure Time :8am
Return Details : Returns to original departure point
Minimum : 2 pax
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance fees
- Professional guide
- Gratuities (optional)