Bago City is less than two hours drive from Yangon. Its ancient name is an anglicized Pegu. It is one of the main historic cities in Myanmar, since it was the capital of Myanmar Second Empire. Even before that, it has long been a center of power and a flourishing trade center.
In fact, the city is so old that people today, including researchers can not accurately understand the meaning of his name. It is true that there have been several hypotheses, but none have been totally satisfactory or infallible. The simple fact is that the name has no meaning Bago in Myanmar modern unless you take that picking peas. Anyway, it is a short and convenient name and a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Bago is a great place to visit as it has many historic buildings and can be done on a return from a day of Yangon. Traditionally, the pagoda and Image Reclining Shwemawdaw Shwethalyaung are the major attractions in Bago.
Relevant : Traditional Pa-O Dancing
Shwe – Tha – Lyaung Pagoda
Shwethalyaung was once the greater inclination of the image of Buddha in the country, the record was improved by three or four pictures now. Kalyani Sima and stone inscriptions are also of great historical interest.
Shwe – Maw – Daw Pagoda
Shwemawdaw is one of the largest pagodas in the country and almost as famous as the Great Shwedagon. It is believed to have been built 237 years after the arrival of the Buddha, that is, in the fourth century BC Shwethalyaung was once the greater inclination of the image of Buddha in the country, the record has been improved by three or four images now. Kalyani Sima and stone inscriptions are also of great historical interest.
MaHa – Sadi
Another great pagoda in Bago Mahaceti built by Bayinnaung, probably the richest king in the history of Myanmar. According to historical records, including the fabulous treasures of golden statues of imperial size of the extended family they were enrolled in this addition to the usual sacred relics. That these treasures remain intact inside the pagoda is a million dollar question. The sad reality is that the pagoda was left in ruins for centuries before it was recently restored to its former grandeur.
Kanbawza – Thade Palace