Attractions

Buddhist Stupa in Pathein

Shwemokhtaw Paya

Looming with grace over Pathein is the golden bell of the Shwemokhtaw Paya.The hti (stupa pinnacle) consists of a topmost layer made from 14lb of solid gold, a middle tier of pure silver and a bottom tier of bronze;…
Buddhist Stupa in Bago

Shwemawdaw Paya

A zedi (stupa) of washed-out gold in the midday haze and glittering perfection in the evening, the 376ft-high Shwemawdaw Paya stands tall and proud over the town. The stupa reaches 46ft higher than Shwedagon Paya in…
Buddhist Temple in Bago

Shwethalyaung Buddha

Legend has it that this gorgeous reclining buddha, measuring 180ft long and 53ft high, was built by the Mon king Mgadeikpa in the 10th century. The monument's little finger alone extends 10ft.Following the destructi…
Buddhist Stupa in Bago

Mahazedi Paya

The design of the Mahazedi Paya (Great Stupa), with its whitewashed stairways leading almost to the stupa’s summit, is unusual for southern Myanmar and certainly one of the more attractive religious buildings in Bag…
Wildlife Reserve in Ayeyarwady & Bago Regions

Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary

This wildlife sanctuary deep in the delta offers the chance to experience traditional life in the Ayeyarwady region and see rare species, including wild estuarine crocodiles and, if you're lucky, Irrawaddy dolphins.…
Buddhist Stupa in Bago

Hintha Gon Paya

Located a short walk behind Shwemawdaw Paya, this shrine was once the only place in this vast area that rose above sea level, and so it was the natural spot for the hamsa of legend to land. Images of this mythical b…
Buddhist Monument in Bago

Kyaik Pun Paya

Built in 1476 by King Dhammazedi, Kyaik Pun Paya consists of four 100ft-high sitting buddhas (Gautama Buddha and his three predecessors) placed back to back around a huge, square pillar that's about a mile south of …
Buddhist Stupa in Bago

Shwegugale Paya

A little beyond the Mahazedi Paya, this zedi (stupa) has a dark gu (tunnel) around the circumference of the cylindrical superstructure. The monument dates to 1494 and the reign of King Byinnya Yan. Inside are 64 sea…
Buddhist Temple in Twante

Shwesandaw Paya

Standing 250ft tall, the Shwesandaw Paya is a Mon-built zedi (stupa) that is believed to be as ancient as the Shwedagon Paya (2500 years old) and is said to contain two hair relics of Buddha. One corner of the compo…
Buddhist Stupa in Pathein

Tagaung Mingala Zeditaw

Interesting from an artistic perspective, this pagoda is centred on a graceful stupa that sweeps inward from a wide, whitewashed base to a gleaming silver superstructure. It's about 2 miles south of the city centre.…