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... . I would have liked to have spent more time in Bago, but with only 23 days remaining on visa I knew I had to keep moving. Bago seemed like a nice quiet town and it would have been great to explore at my own pace and fully appreciate the sites, but there ...
... interesting--anyone got a spare $225? On the way back from the payas we stopped in a roadside pub, and over some (very good) Myanmar beers and tasty BBQ'd goat on a stick, Manny taught us some good local phrases to use: Yabba dey! (no problem, ...
This is a simple yet famous monastry in Bago, not a very grand one with multiple pagodas but simple and plain. Legend has it that around 26 years ago, the caretaker of this pagoda, a buddhist monk had a dream one night and in that dream, a serpent came ...
Caught the morning train from Yangon to Bago, took 2 hours and cost $1. Bago is nothing special however, just a jumping off place from which to head south instead of north. Accommodation limited and $8 upwards. I stayed at the Emperor ...
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The Shwethalyaung, a colossal reclining statue of Buddha (181 feet [55 m] long), is to the west of the modern town and is reputedly one of the most lifelike of all the reclining Buddha figures; allegedly built in AD-994, it was lost when Bago (Pegu) was destroyed in 1757 but was rediscovered under a cover of jungle growth in 1881.Shwethalyaung Buddha is the second largest reclining Buddha.