Drive out of Yangon for a full-day Bago tour while discovering the wonders of this 15th-century capital of the Mon Kingdom. In addition to the main historical and Buddhist monuments, this Myanmar day tour also ventures to a local Mon weaving community to learn about traditional handicrafts, and explores the main market and Allied War Cemetery.
Bago Tour - Full Day
This tour will start at 08:00.
In the morning, be greeted at the hotel and embark on a two-hour drive to Bago. Bago, also known as Pegu, is a town steeped in legend which was the capital of the Mon Kingdom during the 15th century.
The sites in Bago are spread throughout the town and, alongside the guide, spend the day learning about the history and myths of the city while exploring its highlights. Stops include the 55-metre long reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha, the four-seated Buddhas at Kyaikpun and the old palace of Kanbawzathadi. One of the day’s highlights is a visit to the Mon-style Shwemawdaw Pagoda, which is the most religiously important monument in Bago. This golden temple stands at 114 metres tall - higher than Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda- and can be seen from up to 10 kilometres outside the city.
While in Bago, also take time to visit the city’s local sites, including the town market and a Mon neighborhood where locals produce beautiful woven textiles. A lunch stop will be made at a local restaurant during the day’s touring in Bago.
Return to Yangon in the afternoon. Along the way, 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.
Upon arrival in Yangon, transfer to the hotel. (L)
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