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Bago Travel Guide: 81 reviews and 206 photos

Just 80 Kilometers north of Yangon is the city of Bago. It is a historic town which was once an important seaport.

The town is dotted with old temples, payas, and a huge reclining Buddha image.

You can day trip out here from Yangon, or make a loop trip through Bago on your way to Kyiaktiyo...

  • Last visit to Bago: Dec 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • A2002's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2005 at 8:00 PM

    Wow.. You knows quite a lot about buddhism and the meaning of different pose. I read about them, but cannot remember them... :p

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2004 at 1:48 AM

    Amazing photos of the various Buddhas, Ken! Amazing what construction workers can find! A great tip on how to resist temptation, I must give it a try some day!

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2004 at 3:09 AM

    Super page and pictures. I hope to go there soon.

  • kenyneo's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2004 at 6:41 AM

    Would love to visit Burma one day ..Aung San Suu Kyi is my idol. Btw do you know how the reclining Buddha at Bago ranked in length in the world ? It happen when I want to update my Penag page ...and one leads to another

  • Hexepatty's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2003 at 3:50 PM

    Enjoyed Bago very much!

  • Guantanamera's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2003 at 10:00 PM

    Big buddhas, little buddhas...

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2003 at 11:37 PM

    Bago and the Buddha's look wonderful. Good tips for a next visit.

  • andal13's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2003 at 9:24 PM

    "Develope the mind of equilibrium. You will always be getting praise and blame, but do not let either affect the poise of the mind: follow the calmness, the absence of pride." Sutta Nipata

  • Aug 18, 2003 at 4:10 PM

    hi, ken. you must be monumentally busy with work. i scrolled down your travel pages and nothing updated or super new. but BAGO (which means new in my language), is pretty new to me. these monuments are AMAZING.

  • sof76's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2003 at 5:35 PM

    I like those Shapes of the Buddha! Nice page!

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