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Bago City

One of the ancient Mon capitals and the Kingdom of Second Myanmar Empire during the reign of King Bayintnaung in 16 century is far some 80 kilometres (one hour drive) to the East of Yangon. Bago is still covered with many historic buildings to draw the attention of large visitors annually.

Shwe-maw daw Paya
The Paya is the heart of the region and is widely known as Payagyi (Great Golden God Paya, 114m high). Like the phoenix in Greek mythology, the Paya has suffered and recovered from 34 severe earthquakes during its history. Unlike the elegant Shwedagon, there is an out-break between the octagonal base and the bell-edge of the upper-structure. In fact, it is higher than any other pagoda in Myanmar.

Shwe-tha-lyaung Buddha
This reclining Buddha is larger than Chauk-htat-gyi in Yangon and measures 55 m long, 16 m high and 9 m wide. It was first built for centuries ago (994 AD) and was totally lost after the destruction of Bago in 1757. Its restoration took place from 1881 to 1903. Nowadays, it is noted to be one of the most lives like of all reclining Buddha. Actually, it is done in well proportionate structure and symmetrical balance. Behind the Buddha figure you will see wall paintings and bas-relief carvings relating the historical foundation of the image.


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