Yangon – Bago

Yangon – Bago

Bago was formerly known as Pegu. It is just 80 km (50 miles) north of Yangon. It is just about an hour drive from Yangon. Bago is accessible easily from Yangon, Mandalay, Pyay and other cities. Bago is one of the richest archaeological sites in Myanmar. Bago was made the capital of the Mon Kingdom and it came to be known as Hansavati (Hanthawaddy). It was also the seaport of ancient Mon kings. Then it became the Second Myanmar Empire founded by King Bayinnaung.

Surrounding Places

  • Shwe-tha-lyaung Reclining Buddha
  • Kanbawza Thadi Palace
  • Shwemawdaw or ‘Great Golden God Pagoda
  • Kyaik Pun Pagoda