This one day Yangon – Bago day trip takes you from the enchanting former capital city of Myanmar to the wonders of Bago (also known as Pegu) the capital of the Mon Kingdom in the 16th century. In addition to the main historical and Buddhist pagodas, we also visit a local Mon weaving community, explore the town market and see the Allied War Cemetery.
Location: Bago (85 km from Yangon), Myanmar
Duration: 8 hours (approx.) – Full day
Start/End: Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Yangon
Tour Type: Sightseeing & Discovery
Tour Category: Yangon tours
Experience this Yangon – Bago day trip with:
- Guides: hand-picked best tour guides with deep knowledge & humor (English speaking guides, other languages upon request)
- Drivers: polite, friendly, responsible, reliable with many years of driving experience
- Vehicles: comfortable, spacious, air-conditioned & clean
- Meals: meals are arranged at local restaurants so you can taste authentic Burmese cuisine
Please note that every element of the tour below can be tailored. Tell us your specific interest and we will be happy to make adjustments for you. This inquiry is totally free and you are under no obligation!
Your Bago day trip from Yangon starts at the hotel in Yangon. After a 2-hour drive (about 84 kilometers), arrive in Bago, the center of the Mon Kingdom of Lower Myanmar during the 15th century. Begin your Bago’s sightseeing in the charming Kya Khet Waii monastery, an eminent teaching center for hundreds of monks from neighboring regions to study Buddhism. You will have ample time to observe when the monks walk mindfully in procession for their last meal of the day.
Next, continue heading to the over a thousand years old Mon-style Shwemawdaw Pagoda with its spire taller than the Shwedagon Pagoda and can be seen from around 10 kilometers. After lunch at a simple local restaurant, you will continue sightseeing with the 55-meter long reclining Shwe Tha Lyaung Buddha, which is among one of the country’s most impressive images and the four giant Buddha images at Kyaik Pun Pagoda.
After visiting a ‘Mon’ weaving and handicraft village producing woven bamboo wares, return to Yangon to visit an Allied War Cemetery near Htauk Kyan and a “Nat” tree shrine on the way back. Your day trip to Bago from Yangon ends at your hotel in Yangon. Thank you for making your trip with Go Myanmar Tours!