Yangon to Bago

Bago (Pegu)

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

Bago Myanmar 

People usually drive through on a Kyaiktiyo Pagoda tour in Mon State means southwards or to Mandalay in the north. A new destination has been implemented via Mae Sot to Bangkok in Thailand.  

Currently (2018) they implemented a bus connection from Bangkok to Yangon which is functioning through Mawlamyine and Bago. But as usual this bureaucrats and military wont do their homework what means that? 
They still keep the visa procedure very complicated and there is no visa on arrival feature its the same old story 3 step forwards 2 step backwards.

Yangon to Bago

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

Shwemawdaw Pagoda in Bago.

Here is genuine Myanmar living Buddhism and Islam together be aware that Myanmar has a substantial Muslim population not only at the border to Bangladesh unfortunately the Rohingya case was artificially blown up by the western media UN and Arabs for political purposes. Muslims are in Myanmar (Burma) at least since 500 years and until now there was never a major incident until the western & Arab media stepped in.

Bago working girl
Shwemawdaw pagoda in Bago (1)

Shwemawdaw pagoda in Bago

Shwethalyaung Buddha

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.