One day sighseeing tour to Bago :
Provincial town of Bago just 1.5 h drive from Yangon concentrates more Buddhist temples than any other settlement of a similar size in Myanmar. Bago is one of the oldest towns in the country. History of this ancient capital of the Mon Kingdom counts more than 1500 years.
You will visit Shwethalyaung Reclining Buddha image, one of the world’s largest. This Buddha image is believed to be more than one thousand years old. It was miraculously re-discovered in the middle of the 20th century after a long time of oblivion and decline. The Golden God Temple – Shwemawdaw pagoda, the tallest Myanmar pagoda – is also on your “must-see” list in Bago. Another important site for visit is Kyaikpun pagoda and its four gigantic Sitting Buddha images places against a massive brick pillar. These are the highly revered images of Buddha Shakyamuni and his three predecessors.
On the way back to Yangon you will visit Tauk Kyaung War Cemetery. It was established in commemoration of Allied soldiers and officers of the Commonwealth who died in battles in Burma during WWI and WWII. This is the largest of the three Commonwealth War Cemeteries in Myanmar.
Summary of the tour :
Departure : from Yangon
Duration : 10 hours (08 am – 06 pm)
Best time for visits : all year round
Itinerary : your hotel in Yangon – Shwethalyaung Reclining Buddha image – Shwemawdaw pagoda – Kyaikpun pagoda – Tauk Kyaung War Cemetery – your hotel in Yangon
Packages includes :
- Private transportation
- Entrance fees to Bago zone
- English-speaking guide services (French/Russian/German/Spanish/Chinese/Japanese-speaking guides on supplement and on request)
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