Visit Bago

The Bago of Myanmar is a cultural and historical region located in the southern part of the country. It is home to many ancient and beautiful temples, pagodas, and other monuments that tell the story of its past. One of the most famous sites in Bago is the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, which stands over 300 feet tall and dates back to 1476. A great place to experience local culture is at Kyaikpun Paya, a four-faced stupa built during King Dhammazedi's reign in 1476. It also houses four large Buddha statues facing each direction.

Other places worth visiting are Kanbawzathadi Palace Complex, where King Bayinnaung once resided, and Nan Myint Tower (also known as 'leaning tower'), which offers spectacular views across Bago city. An interesting historical fact about this region is that it was once part of an ancient Mon Kingdom called Hanthawaddy (lower Myanmar), established by King Minkhaung I in 1369. The legacy of this kingdom remains evident today through its numerous cultural sites throughout the region.