THE SPLENDOR BAGO : Full-day,Daily,Lunch included
Bago, also known as Pegu, was the capital of the Mon Kingdom in the 15th century approximately at a two hour drive from Yangon. The sites in Bago are spread out around the town; we will spend most of the day with the guide, learning about the history and myths of the city, experiencing the Kyaikkhawaing Monastery with over 1000 monks,
without a doubt one of the highlights of Bago and the best place to understand the ways of the Buddhist monks and their daily life. We will continue the visit in Bago with the 55-metre long reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha, the four seated Buddhas at Kyaikpun and the old palace of Kambozathadi. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch we will visit The Mon-style Shwemawdaw Pagoda, the most outstanding religious monument in Bago. This golden temple stands at 114 metres tall, higher than Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda, and can be seen from around 10 kilometres outside of the city. We will return to Yangon before reaching the city limits, stop in Htaukkyan township to visit the Allied War Cemetery. This beautifully-landscaped, peaceful area is the final resting place for more than 27,000 Allied Soldiers who perished during the World War II campaign in Myanmar. Then transfer to Yangon.