Yangon to Bago

Bago (Pegu) was the door to Burma until the 17. Century

Today Bago is a city about 100 km east of Yangon and at the crossing between the northern and southern half of Myanmar. 

People usually drive through on a Kyaiktiyo Pagoda tour in Mon State means southwards or to Mandalay in the north. A new destination is emerging now to Mae Sot in Thailand. Currently (2017) they are talking about a bus connection from Bangkok to Yangon lets see what the future brings since this guys talk a lot but hardly achieve anything.
Yangon to Bago

Things to see in Bago Myanmar 

The 100 year old Shwe Tha Lyaung Buddha image is the second largest reclining Buddha in Myanmar. It is 74m long, 21 m high and can be seen at the edge of town. The Shwethalyaung reclining Buddha is a colossal Buddha statue in a pavillion (tazaung) just before the Bago city entrance there are a few more gigantic Buddha statues in the vicinity.

Shwethalyaung Buddha
The 100 year old Shwe Tha Lyaung Buddha image is the second largest reclining Buddha in Myanmar. It is 74m long, 21 m high and can be seen at the edge of town.

The old Pegu today Bago an ancient port city on the river about hundred km northeast of Yangon (Rangoon) the city was the capital of a Mon kingdom long time ago. 
The Yangon Mandalay and Yangon Mawlamyne railway connects the cities in the middle of Myanmar. This is a branch line along the Gulf of Martaban a part of the Andaman Sea.



Bago has the tallest Pagoda in Myanmar the Shwemawdaw (“Golden Shrine”) with a height of 288 feet (88 m) the stupa was severely damaged by an earthquake in 1930 and it took a long time for renovation until 1954.

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