Route & dates
Fly + Drive: 7 h 15 min
Bago— 2 nights
Drive: 1 h 15 min
Yangon (Rangoon)— 3 nights
Fly: 2 h
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Once a bustling city in southern Myanmar, the market town of Bago mostly draws visitors on day trips from Yangon, coming to see the relics and historic monuments from its heyday.Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Kyaik Pun Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mya Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwethalyaung Buddha, then make a trip to Mahazedi Pagoda, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwe Gulay Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyaly Khat Wai Monastery, step into the grandiose world of Kambazathadi Golden Palace, make a trip to Shwemawdaw Paya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hintha Gon Paya, and finally don't miss a visit to Snake Pagoda.
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Bangkok, Thailand to Bago is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Bago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yangon (Rangoon).
Things to do in Bago
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Garden City of the East
Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater as well as Sule Pagoda. Go for a jaunt from Yangon (Rangoon) to Pabedan to see Bogyoke Aung San Market about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: walk around Kandawgyi Park, take an in-depth tour of National Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Inya Lake, and pause for some photo ops at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha.
To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yangon (Rangoon) road trip site.
You can drive from Bago to Yangon (Rangoon) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)
Bogyoke Aung San Market
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