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Full Day Bago Excursion, Myanmar

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Duration

11 Hours

Tour Code

Rt-day Tour (c)

Group Size

Max 20 People

Guide

English Speaking Station Guide

Pick Up Time

7:30 am

Pick Up Point

Hotel In Yangon

Drop Off Point

Hotel In Yangon

Validity

All Year Round (private Tour – Daily Departure)

Tour Price (Validity: Until March 31, 2021)

(Per person in USD with English speaking local guide)

Minimum days to book before departure : ( 1 day / 24 hours ) , Max. passengers : 20
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Description

When in Yangon, it is very worthwhile to take the short 2 hour journey to visit Bago. On this tour, you will gain an insight into the interesting history and culture of this region.

Highlights

  • Learn about the local traditions and culture of the old Mon Kingdom in Bago
  • Visit the War Cemetery which is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Gain an insight into the life of the monks at the Kya Khat Wine Monastery
  • Learn about the history of late King Bayint Naung and its late Palace site
  • Visit the gilded dome of the Shwemawdaw Pagoda and admire the Shwethalyaung Pagoda, the great reclining Buddha

Know Before You Go (Additional Info)

  • 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.
  • This tour is not available during the Water Festival between 12 to 18 April. During this time, everything in town is closed: restaurants, shops, markets, Museum, etc. Driving through Yangon is extremely difficult if not impossible because people celebrate the famous water-festival. You cannot avoid of getting very wet because everyone throws water at everybody. People drive through the city in open cars and there are stages along the street where people throw water. Everybody going up will get very wet.

Pick Up Point

Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Pick-up from your hotel in Yangon City area. Please advise your hotel's name.

Pick Up Time

7:30 am

Drop Off Point

Drop-off at your hotel in Yangon City area.

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Itinerary

Yangon - Bago - Yangon Full Day Excursion

In the morning at 07:30 A.M., leave your hotel and drive from Yangon to Bago 84 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 Lunch at 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

Include

  • 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,
  • Fried Vegetable Snack and green tea at one of the shops at Inya Lake
  • Pick-up and drop off from/to your Hotel
  • Snow towel & 1 Bottle of purified drinking water

Exclude

  • Hotel accommodation,
  • Meals not specified in the description,
  • Tips for your guide and driver,
  • Camera Fee,
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

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