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Lets go to Bago

MYANMAR | Friday, 28 June 2013 | Views [428]

Bago is a former capital and is a great day trip from Yangon out into the country. About 45 minutes out and we hit motorbikes! There are no bikes allowed in Yangoon. We also stop at an Allied War Memorail and cemetary which has the ashes and bodies of 29 thousand men that never made it home. Beautifully kept place and plaques for men so young. We paid our respects and moved onto Bago

The Kyaik Pun Paya housed 4 Buddha sitting back to back

Shwethalyaung Buddha is the biggest reclining Buddha l've seen, stunning and gold and glittery. 

Shwemaawdaw Paya another golden stupa type pagoda, full of glitter, gold and glare! Take your sunnies folks! 

Kanbawzathadi Palace a re-creation of a palace from the 11 th century but with the original teak pillions, amazing! 

Lunch at a Lovely road side bus stoppy place, and back to the traffic jams of Yangon and a torrential rain storm! 

Great day out, costs were the driver and car that we pre organised with PeaceHouse travel, very good driver and car, not like the bottomless or see through taxis we have had in the previous days! $10 each for a ticket that gets you in to the temple sights in this town. And they actually checked them! Bloody camera costs, 300 kyat every damn temple! Yes, 30 whole cents folks! 

Schwethalyaung Buddha

Schwethalyaung Buddha

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