Bago

 

Bago is located from (80) kilometer east north of Yangon which can be reached by car requiring one and half hour. It was a palace of Mon race and it is an ancient city of the center of lower Myanmar.
 

Shwethalyaung Pagoda

Shwe Tha Lyaung Pagoda is one of a historically ancient pagodas established by Mon King on year 994. It is a big lying Buddha having 16 meter height and 55 meter long. It was renovated in the years 1906 and 1948.


Shwemawdaw Pagoda

Shwemawdaw Pagoda, also called “the Great Golden God”, is located in Bago. It is taller than Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon having 114m. The Shwemawdaw can be seen from as far as 10 km outside the city. It was originally built 1000 years ago. It was damaged by earthquake in the years 1912, 1917 and 1930. Some broken parts of pagoda are still located inside the compound of the pagoda.


Kyaikpon Pagoda

Kyaik-pon Pagoda is located in Bago. There are four 30 meters high Buddha figures seated back to back. It was established on 1476.


Kyaikhtiyo –Golden Rock Pagoda

The Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, also known as the Golden Rock, is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site in the town of Kyaiktiyo, located about 210 km away from Yangon as well as 70 km from Bago. The Golden Rock is situated at an elevation of 1,100 meters (3,600 ft) above the sea level, on top of the Kyaiktiyo hill. It is well-known for the rock which seems to defy gravity, as it perpetually appears to be on the verge of rolling down the hill. It can be reached by car and takes about four hours. Hiking is also possible to arrive at the pagoda or visiting there by truck. Beautiful scenery, trees, and charming faces of villagers can be seen on the way to the mountain. You can surely enjoy the wildlife of Myanmar.

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