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Bago Source: Google Map

Bago is an ancient city , 50 miles northeast of Yangon, the capital of Myanmar .
It is two hour drive away from Yangon, by car or train. It is on the main old road from Yangon to Mandalay.
It was a seaport visited by Telegu people from India and Arab travellers about AD 800 . Portugese merchants arrived Bago in 1519 , followed by other Europeans.
It was a flourishing seaport during 12 to 18 centuries under the reign of Mon Kings of Hanthawaddy dynasty, Razadric and Queen Shin Saw Pu as well as Myanmar Kings of Taungoo dynasty, King Tabin Shwe Hti and King Bayint Naung.
Many ancient pagodas are there good to be visited.

Places to visit


Shwe Tha Lyaung Buddha
Shwe Maw Daw Paya
Kyaik Pun Paya
Shwe Gu Galay Paya
Maha Zaydi Paya
Kanbawza Thadi Palace site and museum
Kya Khat Waing Monastery

Nearby Town


Moe Yun Gyi Wetlands ( good place for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts )