Bago is a milestone in Burma. In addition to housing one of the largest monasteries in the country (Kya Khat Waing), the city also has one of the oldest reclining Buddha (Shwe Tha Lyaung) and four seated Buddhas (Kyaig Pun), obviously without forgetting the typical market.


In Myanmar, there is no shortage of monks. We see them everywhere. At dawn, monks of all ages roam the streets of towns and countryside begging for food and collecting donations for the monastery. They are mainly men but it is not uncommon to see women dressed in pink as well. The color of men's clothing is brown.

And in Bago, city where one of the largest monasteries in the country is located, the Kya Kha Wain Kyaung monastery, where the monks meet around 11 a.m. to share their last meal of the day.

Imposing, these four seated Buddhas 20 meters high and who look recent are however more than 7 centuries old.


The huge reclining Buddha of Shwe Tha Lyaung is over 55 meters long and it is the oldest reclining Buddha in Myanmar in length. Its construction dates back more than 1000 years. During its existence it was restored many times and then it ended up disappearing, swallowed up by the Burmese jungle.

It was not until the 19th century that the British did not rediscover it.

To preserve this exceptional monument, a large hall was built around the statue.


The Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda is the highest in the country with its 114 meters. It was built around the 10th century but was destroyed several times by earthquakes. The Stupa would contain two hair and a tooth of Buddha.


about the place, Bago:

Bago was founded around the 13th century and was at the time a small provincial town. The population increased markedly in the 14th century and in 1369 it became the capital of the Mon kingdom until the fall of the kingdom in 1538.

Bago: Before the decision of the Burmese government to rename the towns in 1989, Bago was called Pegu. Formerly her name was Hanthawaddy.

The city has about 250,000 inhabitants.

Among other things, we see a huge statue of the reclining Buddha (Shwethalyaung Buddah) which was rediscovered in the jungle during the construction of the station.

Other sites in the city include the great Shwemawdaw Pagoda.


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Bago, Myanmar