Bago

It takes about two hours to reach Bago from Yangon, also known as Pegu and was the capital of the mighty Mon Kingdom from the 15th century. Explore the palace, impressive 55-metre reclining Shwethalyuang Buddha and Shwemawdaw Pagoda which stands at an impressive 114 metres tall, even higher than the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. Head to the Snake Monastery, a slightly eery experience! Explore the local markets and Mon neighbourhood where traditional textiles are woven. On the way back, you can stop off at the Allied War Cemetary at Htaukkyan, the resting place for 27,000 servicemen killed during the Second World War.

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