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Until then, the great density of blissed-out buddhas and treasure-filled temples makes Bago (ပဲခူး; formerly known as Pegu) an appealing and simple day trip from Yangon, or the ideal first stop when you leave the city behind.


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$99 Cultural & Theme Tours

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda Private Day Tour from Yangon

Our driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel around 6am in Yangon downtown and head to Kyaiktiyo Pagoda -The Golden Rock located in Kyaikhto Township and it will take approximately 3.5 hours by car drive through towns and some pay roads. When we arrive at the bottom of the mountain, we will transfer to an open trucks which will take about 45 minutes up to the hill. Pilgrims come here from far and wide to worship and add gold leaf to the rock, which seems to defy gravity by delicately balancing on the edge of the 1100 metre high mountain. Enjoy the panoramic 360 degree views of the surrounding Mon State Mountains from the summit and take some wonderful photos. Please note that proper dress is requires, no knees or shoulders showing. You can cross over a small bridge and stick the gold leaves on the Golden Rock, but only male is allowed. Female are not allowed to participate in this form of veneration.Visitors can go for an hour trekking to crow mouth, Kyee Kan Mouth along the natural road. If you could throw a coin into the mouth you will be granted a wish. Many local shops selling religious paraphernalia and one can also find many eateries and gift shops. In the afternoon, you will head back to the ground of the mountain and passing by Wor, Bago, Hlegu, Phaya Gyi and Phaya Lay Townships located on the roadside. We will stop at a local restaurant for a tea or coffee before head back to Yangon. Our driver will transfer you back to your hotel safely after an amazing trip to Kyaiktiyo Pagoda.

$110 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overnight Golden Rock and Bago Tour from Yangon

Day 1 Yangon – Bago – Golden Rock (L) Pickup from your hotel at Yangon or meet at Yangon International Airport with our local experience guide. Drive to Bago, formerly known as Hanthawaddy of Mon Kingdom in 15th century. Then will drop in the highlights of Bago such as the Kyakhat Wine Monastery, the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, the huge Reclining Buddha of Shwethelyaung, the four Giant Buddha images of Kyaikpun Pagoda and the excavation site and restoration work of Kanbawzathadi, the palace of famous King Bayinnaung. Have lunch at local restaurant. Then continue driving directly to Kyaik Hti Yoe, a Golden Rock Pagoda, from the Kinpun base camp to the pagoda at about 3pm. Hotel check in and on arriving on the platform of the Pagoda, walk and visit around pagoda. Watch the beautiful sunset above the clouds around mountains. Overnight: Kyaikhto Hotel or similar Day 2 Golden Rock – Yangon (B) In the early morning, you can offer alms to Golden Rock and see the sunrise. After having breakfast at the hotel, enjoy leisure time and check out of your hotel.. Then drive directly to Yangon and arrive at your Yangon hotel in the afternoon.

$133 Day Trips & Excursions

Small-Group: Kyaiktiyo Pagoda and Bago from Yangon with Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kyaiktiyo PagodaYour guide will meet you at your hotel and drive to Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda, about three and half hours. Located in Kyaikhto Township, Mon State and situated on the top of the rocky mountain, 1100 meters above the sea level. It was also known as Golden Rock Pagoda among the travelers. People believed the Hermit enshrines Buddha’s hair relics in the 18 ft high pagoda situated on the top of 50 ft circumference stone re-sample of his head from 2500 years ago.On the way to Kyaikhto, you can see the crop plantations, paddy fields, beautiful scenery of countryside and lives of people who live in small towns along the roadside. When your coach arrives at Kimpun based camp, transfer  to an open truck to Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda about one 45minutes. You can observe the natural scenery of forests and mountains on the way. Exploring around the platform of Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda, it offers you a magnificent view of nature. Feel the culture of Buddhist, fresh & pleasant moments  in your body & soul. You can find many stalls such as regional handicrafts and souvenir shop, traditional medicines such as horns, bones, essence of medicinal wild creatures and plants, food houses.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kambazathadi Golden PalaceAfter lunch, you guide will lead you to an open truck back to the based camp to drive to Bago, about one hour. It was a royal palace of Mon and Myanmar Kings in 15th century and also known as Hantharwaddy Kingdom under the Mon. So there was not only a lot of interesting pagodas but there was also an old Kanbawzathardi Palace built in AD 1567.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Shwemawdaw PayaShwemawdaw Pagoda built and worshiped by ancient Mon people and Snake Monastery. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Shwethalyaung BuddhaThere was a lot of ancient pagodas and your guide will lead you to the most interesting places such as Shwetharlyaung Pagoda that was the most beautiful reclining Buddha image in Myanmar and it is 55 meters length and 52 meters height built in AD994.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Kyaik Pun PagodaKyaikpun Pagoda which was four gigantic Buddha images seating back to back and face the four cardinal points of the compass. Then, back to Yangon about two hour drive and return to your lodging hotel in Yangon.Duration: 20 minutes

$53 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bago Full-Day Tour from Yangon

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel at Yangon and drive to Bago, formerly known as Hanthawaddy of Mon Kingdom in 15th century. On the way, stop at Htaukkyant busy local and Htaukkyant War Monastery. Upon arrival at Bago, your guide will bring your to some notable landmarks and attractions such as Kyakhat Wine Monastery, the largest reclining Buddha of Shwe Tha Lyaung located in the west of Bago, Hinthagon Pagoda which was built on a hillock by the great Hermit U Khanti in AD 1924, the huge reclining Buddha of Sein Tha Lyaung and the four Giant Buddha images of Kyaikpun Pagoda built by King Dhammaceti in AD 1475. We will stop for lunch at local restaurant. Then, continue to the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, one of the most venerated pagodas in Myanmar with 375 feet height and the excavation site and restoration work of Kanbawzathadi, the palace of famous King Bayint Naung. Kanbawzathadi Palace site includes Bumble Bee Throne Hall (believed that this throne room was used as the King’s sleeping room), Royal Audience Hall located at the center of city wall, Teak-post Museum which displayed teak-posts found from Kanbawzathadi palace site excavation and Hanthawaddy Archaeological Museum with octagonal shape, about 300 artifacts are  displayed. After the tour, our driver will transfer you back to Yangon hotel safely.

$73 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Bago Cultural Day Trip from Yangon

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Shwethalyaung BuddhaOur driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel at 7am in Yangon downtown and head to Mon Ancient Kingdom, also called Hanthawaddy Kingdom. It was a royal palace of Mon people, who were powerful in Myanmar from the 9th century to the 1th and from the 13th to the 16th century. It will take approximately 2 hours drive by car from Yangon.On the way to Bago, we will stop at Shwe Nyaung Pin Nat Shrine, where local people stop here for a while to pay homage to the Nats to protect them from any dangers on their journeys. Visit Htauk Kyant bustling local market. From here, we proceed to Shwethalyaung Buddha to see a magnificent reclining Buddha built in about AD 994 and has 55m in length and 52m in height. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Kyaly Khat Wai MonasteryThen, we visit to Kyakhatwine Monastery to observe the offering meals to a thousand of monks.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Shwemawdaw PayaNext, be amazed with the Shwemawdaw Pagoda – Myanmar’s tallest stupa built and worshiped by ancient Mon peopleDuration: 40 minutesStop At: Kambazathadi Golden PalaceAnd then, head to Kanbawzathardi Palace which was reconstructed the palace of King Bayinnaung.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Kyaik Pun PagodaExplore Kyaikpun Pagoda consists of four 27m (100ft) high sitting Buddha placed face-to-face around huge, square pillar, depicting the four Buddha namely Gotama, Kakkusana, Konagamana and Kassapa. Legend tells that four Mon sisters were connected with the construction of the Buddha; it was said that if any of them should marry, one of the Buddhas would collapse. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Taukkyan War CemeteryIn the late afternoon, we will head back to Yangon and make a stop at the front of Htauk Kyant Common Wealth War Cemetery that buried 27,000 allied soldiers died during World War II.Duration: 15 minutes

$63 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Full Day Bago Excursion and Kanbawzathadi Golden Palace from Yangon

Our driver and professional English speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel around 8am in Yangon city and enjoy a scenic journey by road to Bago, 80km to the north west of Yangon, is an ancient capital of a former Mon kingdom dating back to the 6th century. Sightseeing in Bago includes the beautiful 55 meter long reclining Buddha, Shwethalyaung.Next, we visit to the Mon style Shwemawdaw Pagoda, one of the most venerated in Myanmar. Its spire stands 114m high and is taller even than the Shwedagon Pagoda. Continue to Kyaikpun Pagoda which is a pagoda in the Bago Division of Burma, in the city of Bago. Most notably, Kyaik Pun Pagoda is the home to the Four Seated Buddha shrine, a 90 ft (27 m) statue depicting the four Buddhas namely Kakusandha, Konagamana, Kassapa, and Gautama seated in four positions, sitting back to back to four directions. The Four Seated Buddha was built by King Migadippa of Bago in the 7th Century AD (tradition) and renovated by King Dhammazedi in the 15th century AD. Visit the excavation site and restoration work of Kanbawzathadi, the palace of famous King Bayint Naung. Kanbawzathadi Palace site includes Bumble Bee Throne Hall (believed that this throne room was used as the King’s sleeping room), Royal Audience Hall located at the center of city wall, Teak-post Museum which displayed teak-posts found from Kanbawzathadi palace site excavation and Hanthawaddy Archaeological Museum with octagonal shape, about 300 artifacts are  displayed.End the tour of Bago with a walk around the colourful Bago Market. On the way back to Yangon, visit the Allied War Cemetery near Htaukkyan, the final resting place for over 27,000 allied soldiers.After the tour about 4:00pm, we will drive back to your hotel/airport/port safely.