Bago Day Return Trip
(Departure every Friday)
Yangon - Bago- Htauk Kyant
All Year Round
What's Special About
Established in AD 825, Ancient City Bago was located at about 50 miles away from Yangon (2 Hr Drive). According to legend, two Mon princesses from Thaton saw a female Hinthar (a kind of a bird like a goose) standing on the back of a male Hinthar on an island in a huge lake. Thinking that this was an auspicious omen, they built a city called Hanthawady on the edge of the lake.
Bago is a good getaway from Yangon city for those,who are visiting only Yangon for 3 days or more. Unlike Yangon, Bago is much laid back town with attractions such as Kanbawzathadi Palace, and biggest reclining Buddha in Asia and so on.
Old Capital of King Bayint Naung's Second Burmese Empire Bago was the origin where Buddhism strarted spreading to the whole Burma. King Bayint Naung was one of the greatest rulers in South East Asia, reuniting Myanmar as well as conquering neighbouring countires. Higlights of this tour includes:
Kanbawzathadi Palace: Exact Replica of King Bayint Naung's Palace.
Shwe Tha Lyaung: World's second largest reclining Buddha statue (55 meters long) built in AD994.
Allied War Cemetery: 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.
Tharmanay Monastery: Well known monastery that hosts hundreds of monks from neighbouring regions to study Buddhism and a good place to observe the life of a buddhist monk.
You can learn more about Kanbawzathadi Golden Palace, and Shwe Tha Lyaung Pagoda at this link.
*Departing every Saturday, Book by Thursday 3 PM via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone number +9512314870
USD 65 per person
Bago Zone Fees
Lunch at Hantharwaddy Restaurant