Bago – A Must-visit Destination In Myanmar2 min read

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The huge palace consisted of 76 apartments and halls.

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.

 

Pillow of caskets inlaid with mosaics
Pillow of caskets inlaid with mosaics

 

Images of Buddha's life in the back of Shwethalyaung Buddha
Images of Buddha’s life in the back of Shwethalyaung Buddha

2.Kyaikpun Pagoda

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.

Kyaik Pun pagoda
Kyaik Pun pagoda

 

Images of the four Buddhas that have reached Nirvana
Images of the four Buddhas that have reached Nirvana

 

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.

The huge palace consisted of 76 apartments and halls.
The huge palace consisted of 76 apartments and halls.

4.Snake Monastery

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.

Naga statue at the Snake Monastery
Naga statue at the Snake Monastery

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(Source: Internet, TripAdvisor)

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