Bago is a city located 80km northeast of Yangon. This city is considered as a must-visit destination during most of tours to Myanmar. Well-known with archaeological relics, Bago has a number of unique architectures. Tourists should pay attention that they have to pay a fee to take photos in some landscapes.
1.The reclining Buddha of Shwethalyaung
That is a reclining Buddha statue in the Shwethalyaung pagoda found west side of Bago city. The statue is considered as the second largest one in over the world. It was lost when Bago city was pillaged. Then, it was found under a cover of jungle growth. It was restored and added a mosaic to the great pillow on which the Buddha’s head rests.
That is a small Buddhist monastery which is known for its four towering images of the Buddha visible from far away. 27m high statue which is an active place of worship, is a highlight of your trip to Bago.
3.Kanbawzathadi Golden Palace
Built from the second half of the 16th century, this antique palace is a reconstruction of the original Royal palace. Although the palace does not contain much of the original furniture used by the Royals, it is one of attractive sites in Bago.
Not far from the Kanbawzathadi Golden Palace, the Snake monastery has an interesting legend about the snake 9m length and over 100 years old in the pagoda. You can take a tuk tuk to pagoda and the driver will become your guide.
(Source: Internet, TripAdvisor)