Day Tours: DT-04
Bago Excursion-Visit KambawzathardiPalace & witness the fame ofKing Bayintnaung!
Bago- was the capital city of the Hanthawady Kingdom for many centuries under the Mon and Myanmar monarchs. Bago earns the fame of King Bayintnaung relatively, the founder of the Second Myanmar Empire who possessed many white elephants. King Bayintnaung (1551-81) was not only considered the great king of Myanmar but also a legendary ruler in Southeast Asia’s popular history. He is mentioned in Thai literature. He unified his country and conquered the Shan States and Siam (now Thailand), making Myanmar the most powerful kingdom in mainland Southeast Asia. Today, his palace Kambawza Thardi has been reconstructed to its exact replica.
Once a splendid city and important seaport, located on the eastern bank of Bago River, it served as a collecting center for Paddy, bamboo and timber logs. It is famous for its cheroot industry; Bago makes many brands of this typically Myanmar product. Salt, dried fish and a variety of handicraft are also available as well as there are bustling Markets and several ancient historic Pagodas to explore. We can say your visit to Bago will definitely reveal the high culture of ancient Myanmar and flourishing of Buddhism.
Tour Departure: Every day on request
Time: 7:00 Am-5:00 Pm
After breakfast at your Hotel, you are picked up at your hotel. We are driving to Bago, 80 km northeast of Yangon, the ancient capital of Mon kingdom dated back from 1st to 16th Century AD. En route stop at Htauk-Kyant Alliance WWII cemetery; memorial cemetery of Allied Soldiers who died in Myanmar Campaign during the WWII. The cemetery‘s beautifully kept grounds has 27,000 stone-graves of Common–wealth & Allied Soldiers.
Upon arrival to Bago, tour highlights; Kya Khat Wai Monastery to observe one of the three largest Monasteries in the country and the Buddhist monastic life and to observe the lunch process of thousands of monks who take their last meal of the day at 10:30 am in total silence. Later on, visit the magnificent Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda; over 2,000 years old temple. Visit HintharGone ; the legendry Hill with 37 Nats’ shrines and learn the Cult of Myanmar People from your local Tour Guide. And Kanbawzathardi Palace Site ; famed of King Bayint Naung of 15th Century AD. Lunch Time at Hanthawaddy Restaurant.
After Lunch, Shwe Thar Lyaung (The reclining Buddha); which is 55 meters long and dating back 994 AD. Mya Thar Lyaung ;the Colossal Reclining Buddha Image which was recently restored.
Famous Kal-yar-ni Sima (Ordination Hall) with 10 huge Stone inscriptions. And Maha Cedi Pagoda. If time permits, observe a local “Cheroot”; mild-cigar making industry in Bago. And at last, Kyaik-Pun four huge seated Buddha Images in the open air. Late afternoon, drive back to Yangon, transfer to your Hotel and end of the tour.
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Price: Please contact us for the Quote
- English speaking Tour Guide
- Transfers and sightseeing with fully air-conditioned vehicle as per tour itinerary
- Entrance Fees as per tour itinerary
- Lunch at HanthawaddyRestaurant in Bago
- Drinking water & Wet Towels on sightseeing
- Camera fees
- Personal expenses
- Meals other than mentioned
- Any other items not mentioned