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Bago

An ancient capital of the Mon Kingdom (15th Century), Bago (Pegu) is situated only 80 Km from Yangon. It is about 2 hours drive from Yangon across the countryside. There are many tourist attractions in Bago like Shwethalyaung Images, Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Kyaikpun Pagoda etc. The new International Airport Project of Bago is under construction.

Shwemawdaw Pagoda

Over 2,000 year old Shwemawdaw pagoda, 114-metre-high stupa overlooks the landscape, was built by two merchants 'Taphussa' and 'Bhillika' and was rebuilt several times because of damages caused by earthquakes. The gilded pagoda is said to house a number of Holy Relics of the Buddha and is consequently one of the most venerated pagoda in the country.

Shwe Tha Lyaung Buddha Image

The huge 1000 years old Shwe Tha Lyaung Buddha Image is reckoned to be one of the largest Reclining Buddha and the most life like, measuring 55 metre in Length and 16 metre in height.

 
 

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