Bago (Pegu)

bagoIt is a 1.5 hours drive North of Yangon, a town with many pagodas and a stop on the road to Mandalay. There are many small “factories”, from rolling cheroot (local cigars, done by young girls in incredible speed) to bamboo basket manufacturing and weaving. Some areas in town get regularly flooded in the rainy season, especially during full moon days, when the roads and paths are used as canals for canoes. If one plans to go to Bagan anyway, a visit to Bago probably is not a must.



 

SHWEMADAW PAGODA

shwemawdawThe pagoda is located on a small hill overlooking the whole town. The frescos works are also different from Burmese style Pagodas. The upper level of the Pagoda was rebuilt in 1930 because of an earthquake.




 

 

SHWETHALYAUNG RECLINING BUDDHA IMAGE

It features a huge reclining Buddha Statue in an open hall. On the sole of Buddha’s feet are 108 features of Lord Buddha. Among the reclining Buddha Images, this Image is said to be life like reclining Buddha Image.




 



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