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From Yangon: Full Day Excursion to Bago

by Real Treasure Travels and Tours
per traveler Price is $115
*Pricing based on group of 5 travelers
Duration: 11h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees Print Voucher Print Voucher Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Learn culture of the old Mon Kingdom in Bago

  • Visit Shwemawdaw Pagoda and Shwethalyaung Pagoda

  • Learn the history of King Bayint Naung and its late Palace

  • Visit Kya Khat Wine Monastery, Kanbawzathadi Golden Palace

  • Visit the War Cemetery

Highlights

  • Learn culture of the old Mon Kingdom in Bago

  • Visit Shwemawdaw Pagoda and Shwethalyaung Pagoda

  • Learn the history of King Bayint Naung and its late Palace

  • Visit Kya Khat Wine Monastery, Kanbawzathadi Golden Palace

  • Visit the War Cemetery

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7:30 AM, From Yangon: Full Day Excursion to Bago in English, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 11h

Live Commentary in English.

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Prices are cheaper when booked in bulk

Total price is $220, taxes included

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From Yangon: Full Day Excursion to Bago

Activity Location

Multiple Locations Visited

Bago

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pick up

    Yangon


Description

In the morning at 07:30 A.M., pick up from your hotel in Yangon and drive from Yangon to Bago84 km (approximately 2 hours driving time) from Yangon. The way to Bago leads through a picturesque rural landscape of paddy fields and small villages. Bago, formerly called Pegu, is an ancient port and capital was founded in the year 825 by two Mon princes.

Visit Htaukkyant War Cemetery, situated between Bago and Yangon. It houses the graves of more than 27,000 allied soldiers. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission administers this beautifully landscaped cemetery.

Upon arrival in Bago, visit includes the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, which is over a thousand years old. Repaired after an earthquake in the 1930’s, the pagoda has an impressive spire, one that is even taller than that of Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda. Also visit to Hinthargone Pagoda, where you can see the Nat Shrine.You can also enjoy or experience the ways of worshiping the Nats by its Nat Worshippers.

Then,at about 10:40 A.M. proceed to Kya Khat Wine Monastery,where more than 400 monks line up soundlessly and in orderly queues every morning at 11:00 A.M. for the last meal of the day. When witnessing the monks exact routine, speaking and interfering is not allowed and visitors have to adhere to a strict observing only policy. Enjoy your Lunchat a local restaurant.

Visit Kanbawzathadi Golden Palace, which is a reconstruction of the original Royal Palace from the second half of the 16th century. The very ornate golden palace gives a good impression of the splendor and wealth of the second Burmese empire. It was rebuilt following the original design, based on knowledge gained from excavations and the original drawings of the building. The huge palace consisted of 76 apartments and halls.

Then, visit to the enormous (55 meters long and 15 meters high) reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha image, one of the country’s most revered objects. At the nearby local market, agricultural produce grown locally is on sale. Visit also Maharzedi Pagoda with its impressive bell-shaped stupa.

This is a tour that gives insight into the history and culture of this region. Return to Yangon.

Meals Included: Lunch


Inclusions

  • Sightseeing with an English speaking guide

  • Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle

  • Zone fee to the attractions mentioned in the description in Bago

  • Lunch at local restaurant

  • Pick-up and drop off from/to your Hotel

  • Snow towel & 1 Bottle of purified drinking water


Exclusions

  • Hotel accommodation,

  • Tips for your guide and driver

  • Camera Fee, Personal expenses

  • Travel insurance


Know Before You Book

  • As you will be visiting religious sites, please wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees, and remember to take off your shoes and socks when entering pagoda areas.

  • During Water Festival between 12 to 18 April, most of the restaurants, shops, markets and Museums are closed. Normal tourist sites such as Pagodas, Temples and parks are open but are very crowded.

  • Driving through the city area and to the tourist sites will be difficult due to traffic as most of the people participate in the famous water-festival. You cannot avoid of getting wet if you get out of the car and walk on the roads because everyone throws water to each other during this festival.

  • People drive through the city in open cars and there are lots of stages shows, entertainments and funs along the roads.

  • Hotel pickup is available. Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick up time.

  • Minimum Age for this trip is 10 years.