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Explore the Bago fairy city, south of Yangon - Myanmar

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If you have visited all the beautiful scenery in Yangon and have no plans to go. So wait, come to the city of Bago right and always !

The city of Bago, once the capital of Myanmar, is like a Disney Land theme park with colorful religious buildings. It can be said that this small and crowded city contains more statues and temples than any other city of the same size in South Myamar.
All of this made Bago an ideal travel destination for the simple but wonderful journey from Yagon. Or if you have finished traveling in Yagon, this is where the next you should go.


A brief history

Bago was founded in AD 573 by two Monks in Thaton. Two of them saw a bird hamsa roof (legendary bird) standing on a male hamsa on an island in the middle of a large lake. Seeing this as a good omen, they set up the royal city by the lake, called Hanthawady (meaning the kingdom of the hamsa). During the later periods of the Mon Men (1287 - 1539), Hanthawady became the center of the Mon kingdom, located in southern Myanmar.

Explore the Bago fairy city, south of Yangon - Myanmar
Explore the Bago fairy city, south of Yangon - Myanmar

The Bamar ruled in 1539 when King Tabinshwehti merged Bago into his Taungoo kingdom. The city is often referred to by former European visitors - who still know Bago as Pegu - as an important seaport.
In 1740, the Mon people, after a long time in Taungoo, reestablished Bago as their capital. But in 1757, Alaungpaya destroyed the city. King Bodawpaya, who ruled from 1782 to 1819, rebuilt the city. But due to the river's change, the city is separated from the sea. So Bago never returned to his glory days.


Places to visit and have fun


Shwethalyaung Buddha

Once upon a time, there was a very vicious king named Mgadeikpa. He ruled the land around Bago. His kingdom is full of turmoil and violence. One day, the king's son went into the forest and hunted him to a small village. There, he met a Monster girl who made his heart flutter. Although she is a Buddhist, he is like everyone else in the pagan goddess kingdom, who still love each other and marry after he promises that she can continue to follow Buddhism.

Shwethalyaung Buddha of Bago - Bago, Myanmar
Shwethalyaung Buddha of Bago - Bago, Myanmar

After returning to the palace, the king became enraged when he discovered this and demanded the execution of both. However, when the bride prayed before the statue, the statue cracked and crumbled. The king became extremely afraid and realized his sin. He asked to build a statue of Buddha and the entire people moved to worship the Buddha.


Shwemawdaw Temple

A golden pyramid at noon and the perfect glow in the afternoon, 376 ft. Shwemawdaw Temple stands between the city. According to an ancient legend, the stupa was originally very small and superficial. But thanks to the two Kullasala and Mahasala have been renovated to worship the two hair was given by the Buddha Gautama.

Shwemawdaw - The Charming Great Golden God Temple of Myanmar
Shwemawdaw - The Charming Great Golden God Temple of Myanmar 

Shwemawdaw Temple is an ideal destination for Bago's annual festival season in March / April.


Hintha Gon

Located behind Shwemawdaw, this shrine was once the only place in this place to rise above sea level. So this is usually the place where the hamsa bird is parked. A bird situated at the top of the hill. The stupa was built by U Khanti, the ascetic who was once an engineer at Mandalay Hill. Visitors can go down the stairs behind Shwemawdaw Temple.

Hintha Gon Paya - Bago
Hintha Gon Paya - Bago 


Kyaik Pun Temple

Built in 1476 by King Dhammazedi, Kyaik Pun Temple consists of four statues of 100ft high placed with their back turned together to form a giant square column. According to legend, the four Sisters of the Monks participated in the construction of the statue; It is said that if one of them marries, a statue will collapse.

Four Faces of Buddha at Kyaikpun Buddha
Four Faces of Buddha at Kyaikpun Buddha

Other attractive places to visit are:

  • Maha Kalyani Sima Temple
  • Shwegugale Temple
  • Kanbawzathadi Palace
  • Kha Khat Wain Kyaung Monastery
  • Snake Monastery
A trip to Bago will certainly make you like a Buddhist mission, learn the story behind the relics will be extremely wonderful.
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