Tour code : BFF014
After your breakfast, we journey to Bago (formerly Pegu) – an ancient capital city of Myanmar and located 80 kilometers Northeast of Yangon. Burmese believe that two princesses coming from Thaton founded Bago in 573 CE and this city was also known as Pegu during the Colonial era. At first, we visit to the Mon-style Shwemawdaw Pagoda, at 114m tall, is even higher than Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon and it’s also Bago’s most outstanding religious monument. Next we visit to Kanbawzathadi Palace – a must see palace in Bago and built by King Bayinnaung from 1553 to 1599.
In the afternoon we proceed to view the 55m long reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha and visit to Kyaik Pun Paya – Four Buddha statues seated back to back and built by King Dhammazedi in 1470. According to Burmese legends, four Mon sisters have helped build the statues and if one of them were to marry, one of the statues would be destroyed. After that, we return back to Yangon and enroute, we stop to visit cemetery of allies and war graves around Htuk Kyan. We continue drive to Yangon.