This Yangon shore trip explores Bago which was the central city of the Mon Kingdom of Lower Myanmar during the 15th century. Highlights include the Four Seated Buddha, the Shwethalyaung reclining Buddha, the excavation site at the palace of famous King Bayint Naung and more.
Your driverand Licensed English-speaking guide will pick you up at your cruise ship inside the Yangon cruise terminal, where you begin the 2-hour drive to Bago. During the drive you enjoy a stop at the Kha Khat Wain Monastery where hundreds of monks are dedicated to following Buddha's teachings.
In Bago your first stop is the Kyaikpun Pagoda which is the home to the Four Seated Buddha shrine. This 90 foot high statue depicts the four Buddhas named Kakusandha, Konagamana, Kassapa, and Gautama. it is said to be built by King Migadippa of Bago in the 7th century AD and then renovated by King Dhammazedi in the 15th century AD.
Next you continue on to the energetic Bago local market as well as Shwemawdaw Pagoda, one of the most respected shrines in Myanmar. The spire here rises to a height of 370 feet and is even more impressive than the one at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.
The gigantic Shwethalyaung reclining Buddha figure which dates back to 9th century is the most realistic and adored of all the reclining images. If you would like, you can walk to the top of Hanthawaddy temple for a unique perspective of Bago as well as a chance to learn more about the worship of nats as the temple is home to various nat shrines.
Free time for lunch is included in the excursion.
Later today you visit the excavation site and restoration work of Kanbawzathadi, the palace of famous King Bayint Naung. The palace site includes the Bumble Bee Throne Hall and the Royal Audience Hall. Also located here are the Teak-post Museum which displays teak-posts found at the palace site excavation and the Hanthawaddy Archaeological Museum which displays over 300 artifacts found here.
On the trip back to Yangon you will have an opportunity to visit the Allied War Cemetery located close to Htaukkyan. This is the final resting place for over 27,000 allied soldiers.
At the end of the day you will be brought back to cruise terminal in Yangon.
Myanmar Entry Visa- It is required to have a Myanmar Entry Visa to get off your ship in Myanmar. You should work directly with your cruise line to obtain the needed paperwork. Refunds are not provided for those who do not obtain an entry visa to exit their ship.
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