Bago City

Bago was formerly known as Pegu. It is just 80 km (50 miles) north of Yangon and about an hour drive from Yangon. Bago is one of the richest archaeological sites in Myanmar.
Apparently Mons were the first to settle at this site. Two Mon brothers Thamala and Wimala from Thaton first founded the city about 825 A.D. Bago was made the capital of the Mon Kingdom and it came to be known as Hansavati (Hanthawaddy). It was also the seaport of ancient Mon kings. Then it became the Second Myanmar Empire founded by King Bayinnaung.
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Best Season:October, November, December, January, February, March
Popular Location: Shwe Tha Lyaung Buddha image, Shwemawdaw paya, Kanbawza Thadi palace

Tours in Bago

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    Yangon-Golden Rock-Bago-Yangon

    4 days

    Enjoy a short trip to Golden Rock and Yangon City for 4 days. This trip will introduce you to the city highlight of Yangon and beautiful nature scenery of Kyaikhtiyoe.

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    Myanmar Upper Land

      Visiting Throughout Burma

      18 Days

      Enjoy this private tour of 18 days trip throughout the country if you have long holiday and intend to visit Myanmar. This tour will take you all most highlight destinations in Myanmar and learn Myanmar culture and history.

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      the Girl from Innwa

        Highlight of Myanmar

        13 Days

        Enjoy long trip start from Yangon and end in Yangon for 13 days with professional tour guide. This tour will cover Yangon, Bago, Golden Rock, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle and Pindaya. This is comprehensive multi days tour by bus, boat and…

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