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From Yangon: Full Day Excursion to Bago

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From Yangon: Full Day Excursion to Bago

From US$ 140 per person

When in Yangon, it is very worthwhile to take the short 2 hour journey to visit Bago. On this tour, you will gain an insight into the interesting history and culture of this region.

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  • Learn about the local traditions of Bago, the old Mon Kingdom
  • Visit the War Cemetery which is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Gain an insight into the life of the monks at the Kya Khat Wine Monastery
  • Learn about the late King Bayint Naung
  • Visit the gilded dome of the Shwemawdaw Pagoda and admire the Shwethalyaung Pagoda, the great reclining Buddha
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At 07:30 AM, you will leave your hotel in Yangon and drive the 84 km to Bago. On the way, you will pass picturesque rural landscapes of paddy fields and small villages. Bago, formerly called Pegu, is an ancient port and capital which was founded in the year 825 by two Mon princes. On the way, visit Htaukkyant War Cemetery, situated between Bago and Yangon. It houses the graves of more than 27,000 allied soldiers.  Upon arrival in Bago, you will visit Shwemawdaw Pagoda, which is over a thousand years old. Repaired after an earthquake in the 1930’s, the pagoda has an impressive spire, one that is even taller than that of Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda. After, visit Hinthargone Pagoda, where you can see the Nat Shrine.  Then, at about 10:40 AM, proceed to Kya Khat Wine Monastery, where at 11:00 AM more than 400 monks line up silently every morning for the last meal of the day. When witnessing the monks routine, speaking and interfering is not allowed and visitors have to adhere to a strict observing only policy.  After an enjoyable lunch at a local restaurant, you will visit Kanbawzathadi Golden Palace, which is a reconstruction of the original Royal Palace from the second half of the 16th century. The very ornate golden palace gives a good impression of the splendor and wealth of the second Burmese empire. It was rebuilt following the original design, based on knowledge gained from excavations and the original drawings of the building.  Then, visit to the enormous, 55 meter long and 15 meter high, reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha image, one of the country’s most admired objects. After, discover Maharzedi Pagoda with its impressive bell-shaped stupa. You can also visit the nearby local market where locally grown produce is on sale. At the end of the tour, you will return to Yangon.
  • Sightseeing with an English-speaking guide
  • Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Zone fee in Bago
  • Pick-up and drop off from/to your hotel
  • Snow towel and purified drinking water
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Meals not specified in the description
  • Tips for your guide and driver
  • Camera fees
  • Travel insurance
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • You must cover your shoulders and knees and remove your shoes and socks when entering pagoda areas
  • This tour is not available during the Water Festival between 12 and 18 April 2019 and 2020
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A trip with grandmother. Absolutely disappointed, the guide at 67 never stopped talking. For 190.00 euros I expected more.

November 5, 2018

Perfect - nice and experienced guide

August 28, 2018

December 11, 2018

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