Tour type: Short Excursion
Start: Yangon – Finish: Yangon
Our guide and driver will greet you at the hotel for a 2 hour scenic drive to Bago, also known as Pegu, was the capital of the Mon Kingdom in the 15th century and is a town steeped in legend.
The sites in Bago are spread out around the town and you’ll spend the day exploring with your guide, learning about the history and myths of the city. Stops include the 55-metre long reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha, the four seated Buddhas at Kyaikpun and the old palace of Kambozathadi. The Mon-style Shwemawdaw Pagoda is 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.
Discover the city’s local sites, including the town market and a Mon neighborhood where the locals produce beautiful woven textiles.
Return to Yangon for a relaxing wander in Kandawyi park or enjoy your shopping time.