Places to Visit in
It is a 1.5 hours drive North of Yangon. Bago
offers many pagodas and is a stop on the road to Mandalay. There are many small “factories”, from
rolling cheroot (local cigars, done by young girls in incredible
speed) to bamboo basket manufacturing and weaving.
Some areas in town get regularly flooded in the rainy season,
especially during full moon days, when the roads and paths are used as
canals for canoes.
If one plans to go to Bagan anyway, a visit to Bago probably is not a
Pagoda is located on a small hill overlooking the whole town.
The Mon style Pagoda was built with different kinds of umbrellas. The
frescos are also different from Burmese style Pagodas. The upper
level of the Pagoda was rebuilt in 1930 because of an earthquake.
RECLINING BUDDHA IMAGE
Shwethalyaung features a huge reclining Buddha Statue in an open hall. On the
sole of Buddha’s feet are 108 features of Lord Buddha. Among the
reclining Buddha Images, this Image is said to be an alive-like reclining
MOEYUNGYI BIRD SANCTUARY
There are native birds and also migrating birds and therefore best
time to visit this swamp-land is in the cool season (November - end of
January) Moeyungyi is about 30 minutes drive north of Bago, close to the road to
There is a lodge on the shores, providing simple but cozy
accommodation. Only few tourists visit Moeyungyi.