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Extension 8: Bago
Full day excursion from Yangon
Bago is the former capital of the lower Burma during the 17th and 18th centuries. Bago, also known as Pegu in its British colonial era, was an important fluvial port at the time of maximum splendour, but during the XIX century was partially destroyed by its own population. The river changed its course and the old Pegu was left without its strategic importance in the area, while retaining important monuments as the reclined Buddha of Shwethalyaung, about 55 metres long and the Shwemawdaw pagoda, from where the whole city is viewed.
There is a full day excursion to Bago by car. Bago is located about an hour and 15 minutes from Yangon and it was considered the most important town of lower Burma. The archaeological remains of the village are precious and important, as well as the historical significance of the town throughout the country. During our visit we will see the most important places such as the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, the statue of the reclined Buddha of Shwethalyaung and Hintha Gone Pagoda. Lunch is followed by return to Yangon.
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