This tour takes you on a 50-mile (80-km) journey to Bago. Bago became the capital under the 16th-century King Bayintnaung. It continued as the capital under the Hanthawadi Kingdom and continued for many centuries under the Mon kingdom.
- 7 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 8:30 AM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English,Burmese
Before you reach the ruin, you’ll stop at an interesting historical site — the British War Cemetery (also known as the Taukkyan War Cemetery) where 27,000 allied soldiers who served in World War II.
Your next stop takes you to Kyaikpun Pagoda has 98-foot (30-m) tall seated Buddhas. Each faces one of the cardinal directions. Next, you’ll experience culture at the local market. Continue to see Kya Khat Wain Kyaung, the largest monastery in Myanmar. You’ll arrive in time to see a huge mob of monks partaking in lunch in the main hall. You’ll see more culture at a weaving factory near Mon Village.
The next stop is Kanbawza Thardi Palace, a building that dates back to the 16th-century. After that, you’ll get to admire the Shwethalyaung Pagoda, which features a huge reclining Buddha made of brick and stucco. It was built in 994 AD by King Migadepa II. This is where you’ll pause for lunch.
Your tour continues to beautifully carved walls of the Hnin Thar Gone shrine. Finally, you’ll reach the highlight of the tour, the Shwemawdaw temple. This temple is one of the tallest temples in Myanmar. Here you’ll pause to take lots of photos before the tour returns to Yangon.
What to Bring
Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, light clothes, bug spray, and comfortable shoes that are easy to take on and off. If you come from December to January, bring a sweater.
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This is a 4-day tour that takes you to the port town of Mawlamyine and its surrounding cultural and religious attractions. It served as the British capital during the 19th century, and today serves as an essential trading hub for the Mon state. Today, visitors come to Mawlamyine to see its picturesque colonial architecture.