(North of Yangon)
Formely known as Pegu is an ancient capital of 15th century Mon Kingdom. It is situated 80 km from Yangon, just two hours’ drive across the countryside. Bago was once flourished as the greatest seaport and reached its zenith as the second Myanamr Empire established by King Bayintnaung. Ancitent pagodas in Bago will also be magnificent scenes to the toursits.
Capital – Bago
Languages Major – Myanmar
Industries – Agriculture
Car, Train, Air
Moe Yun Gyi Inn
Archeological & Culture – Pagodas, Monasteries, “Spirit”, Worship Culture
Trekking Sites – Cheroot making, Cane products production
Special Activities – Moe Yun Gyi Wild life Sanctuary
Shwe Tha Lyaung Buddha Image
Shwe Tha Lyaung Buddha image (reclining Buddha), 55 meters long, which have located in Bago, built by king Magadipa in 994 AD, was allowed to deteriorate and was then restored in several times during its existence before the destruction of Bago in 1757. The town was so completely ravaged that the huge Buddha was totally lost and overgrown by jungle. It was not found until the 1880s British era. Rediscovered the image when digging in a large earth mound for filled to be used in the construction of the railway line.
Moe Yun Gyi Inn (Wetland Sanctuary)
Moe Yun Gyi Wetland sanctuary, a 3-hours driver north of Yangon, is an exciting opportunity for bird watching lovers. Constructed in 1878 as a reservoir to supply water to a canal for moving cut timber, the area now supplies water for downstream rice cultivation and has evolved into a natural wetland area with a surface area over 100km. Since 1988, the state-owned area has been protected for wildlife habitat and more recently has achieved “Wetland of International Importance” by way of the Ramsar Convention global environmental treaty.
Pyay is located about 285 km north of Yangon, on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy, in Bago region of Myanmar, easily accessible by road or by rail, takes about 5 hours, a few kilmeters northern of the town is Sri Kestra, an archaeological site of the ancient Pyu capital. Shwenattaung Paya, Shwesandaw Paoda, Bawbawgyi Pagoda, Bebegyi Pagoda and other places of interest round Pyay. Not far from Pyay you can visit to elephant camp.