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.