Discovering the wonders of this 15th-century capital of the Mon Kingdom. In addition to the main historical and Buddhist monuments, this Myanmar day tour also ventures to a local Mon weaving community to learn about traditional handicrafts, and explores the main market and Allied War Cemetery.
After breakfast drive to bago, also known as Pegu, was the capital of the Mon Kingdom in the 15th century and is a town steeped in legend. The sites in Bago are spread out around the town and you’ll spend the day exploring with your guide, learning about the history and myths of the city. Stops include the 55-metre long reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha, the four seated Buddhas at Kyaikpun and the old palace of Kambozathadi. The Mon-style Shwemawdaw Pagoda is the most outstanding religious monument in Bago.
While in Bago, also take time to visit the city’s local sites, including the town market and a Mon neighborhood where locals produce beautiful woven textiles
From Bago we’ll return to Yangon this afternoon. Before reaching the city limits, stop in Htaukkyan township to visit the Allied War Cemetery. This beautifully-landscaped, peaceful area is the final resting place for more than 27,000 Allied Soldiers who perished during the World War II campaign in Myanmar. If time permit continue sightseeing in Yangon