Bago Pegu, Myanmar - Sightseeing- Exciting Temples and Open-air markets

Temple, Scenic, Monastery

Bago, earliest capital of the Mon Kings of the 14th to 16th century and of second Myanmar Empire fashioned by king Bayinnaung, is positioned only 80 km from Yangon. Sightseeing here includes exciting temples, open-air markets, cheroot making and woodcarving centre. The Shwemawdaw Pagoda, KalyaniThein (Ordination Hall), the 55-metre long Shwethalyaung Reclining Buddha, the four giant Buddha images of Kyaikpun Pagoda and the rebuiltKamboza-thadi Place of Bayinnaung are some of Myanmar tourist attractions.The site of Bago was founded in 573 AD by two Mon princes and paid significant role in the history of both Mon land and Myanmar before being ruined by the Burmese King Alaungpaya in 1757.

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