If you like visiting many religious sites whilst traveling you could not be in a more perfect place than Bago. Bago has an abundance of religious sights for you to visit such as Shwemawdaw Paya. This stupa looks stunning in the misty haze of midday and glistens in the evening sun. It stands out tall and proud and the 376 ft. structure really towers over the city giving it its presence.
This religious site is definitely not one to be missed especially during Bago’s annual pagoda festival during the months between March and April. The much-awaited arrival of the new Hanthawaddy International Airport which is set to arrive in 2022. This will provide much easier access to Bago allowing you a better journey to Bago. Until this time you can still access Bago from Yangon and enjoy the bliss of treasure-filled Buddhist temples. The Buddhist temple Shwethalyaung was built in the 10th century and provides a little history for you to learn about Bago. After the destruction of Bago in 1757, this monument was overgrown by jungle and not rediscovered until 1881. This place is well worth a visit when coming to Bago.
You can also visit Hintha Gon Paya a Buddhist stupa which is located just behind Shwethalyaung so you can visit both together in one trip. One of the great places you can visit north of Shwemawdaw Paya is Kanbawzathadi. This palace has 20 gates and incorporated is some of the most stunning and beautiful architecture that you could see on your visit to Bago. Overall, Bago is a place that you can really endeavor some Buddhist places of worship and have an insight into a different way of life and historical explores. Whilst traveling around the city you will be able to hire a taxi which will take you anywhere you would like the city.