Bago Division lies in the north of Yangon Division. Sharing common borders with Yangon Division, Mon State, Kayin State, Mandalay State, Magway Division and Rakhine State. Bago is the capital of the division famous for the historic Shwe Mawdaw Pagoda and other pagodas. It was the capital and seaport of ancient Mon kings.
Located only 80 km from Yangon, Bago was an ancient capital of Mon Kingdom in 15th century. Shwe-tha-lyaung Reclining Buddha (55 metres long), Shwe Mawdaw Pagoda, Kalyani Sima (Ordination Hall), 28 metres high huge Buddha Image of Kyaik Pun Pagoda and the Palace of King Bayin Naung are some of the places of interest.
Bago Photo Gallery
Pyay is located about 285 km north of Yangon, on the eastern banks of the Ayarwaddy, It is easily accessible by road or by rail, which takes about 5 hours. A few kilometers northeast of the town are Thaye Khittaya (Sri Ksetra), an archaeological site of the ancient Pyu capital (5th to 9th Century). Shwe Sandaw Pagoda, Hsehtakyi Pagoda, Shwe Phone Pwint Museum, Bawlawgyi Pagoda, Bebegyi Pagoda, Payagyi and Payma Stupas are other places of interest in and around Pyay. From Pyay, travelers can go on by car to Thandwe where famous Ngapali Beach is located.
Pyay Photo Gallery
Ancient capital of a Pyu kingdom, which flourished between the 5th and 9th century, Thayekhittaya is located 8km southeast of Pyay (Prome). The old palace site, Lemyethna Temple, Bawbawgyi Pagoda, Payagyi and Payama Stupa and the Archaeological Museum are worth visiting.
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