Bago Travel Guide

  • I am feeding the monks
    I am feeding the monks
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Bago
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Bago
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Bago Things to Do

  • 3 pagodas and an orphanage !

    Bago is one of the major (#4 in Myanmar) cities in Burma,also known under her former name "Pegu".You have to pass Pegu /Bago on the way from Kayktio to Yangon, where you can also visit an impressive cashew nut plantation and the nearby Buddhist boys and girls orphanage (very much to be recommended !) and also a rubber tree plantation. In Bago there...

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  • Kha Khat Wain Monastery: Socializing...

    After watching the studying session, visiting the kitchen we were taken to a dormitory where novice monks were settling. We had the chance to have a nice chat though struggling with problems in language communication. But still they were smiling and very happy to interact with foreigners.It was a fine experience and very important things were...

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  • Kha Khat Waing monastery: cooking for...

    Our next stop was at the monastery's kitchen where we witnessed how food is cooked for such big number of monks living there. Not only monks are cooking but they are escorted by civilians as well. No electricity is used but the huge cooking pots are put on fire. Hygiene is questionable though.

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  • Kha Khat Waing monastery: Lessons

    We arrived at the monastery around 10:30am after catching the bus at 8am from Yangon bus station. As soon as we got off we were approached by a dozen of taxi or even motorcycle drivers wishing to tour us around. Negotiate and choose whoever speaks better english and has the best vehicle. Our drivers took us first here and we were lucky enough to...

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  • Kha Khat Wain Kyaung (monastery)

    Perfect place to soak up the atmosphere of a monastery is to visit Bago's Kha Khat Wain Kyaung. Less touristy than the similar in Amarapura, it is the best place to socialize with monks who are more than happy to practice their english language skills. Try to arrive there before their lunch time at 11 am.

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  • Shwemawdaw Pagoda

    The Shwemawdaw or 'Great Golden God Pagoda' of Bago is one of the oldest pagodas in Bago: it is said to be more than thousand years old. Originally built to a height of 23 meters in the 8th century, was rebuilt higher several times (usually following great earthquakes) until it finally reached its present 114 meter stature in 1954. Legends say that...

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  • Huge reclining Buddha

    A bit off Bago's centre you'll be guided to one of the town's major sights: The Shwe-tha-lyaung Buddha statue. This huge reclining statue is considered as one of the finest of its kind. This is due to Buddha's face who despite is lying in death position has a gentle expression showing that he had gained the highest level of Nirvana. The dimensions...

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  • Un Buda en la boca-A Bhuda on the mouth

    Shwemawdaw PayaEste temlo de 114m de altura domina toda la ciudad Tiene más de 1000 años y alberga un diente y dos pelos de Buda.Ha sufrido bastante en varios temblores de tierra pero durante los años lo han ido reconstruyendoEn la boca de los "Chinthe" que son las bestias que guardan el templo y son medio leon y medio dragon se alojan 2 Budas...

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  • El refertorio- The refectory

    Kha Khat Wain KyaungUna vez que se tiene el arroz se pasa alrefertorio donde tienen las mesas, el te y el resto de comida para comer mezclandolo en el cuenco de arroz.No faltan las chocolatinas en las mesasOnce the monks have the rice they go to the refectory where they have the tables , the tea and the rest of the food to eat all mixing on their...

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  • La espera-Waiting

    Kha Khat Wain KyaungPara llegar a los pucheros de arroz hay que esperar y hacer colasLos monjes salen de sus habitaciones y se dirigen en fila con su cuenco bajo el brazo a recibir su ración de arroz to reach the rice tanks it is necessary to wait and to make long linesThe monks leave their rooms and they make a line with their bowl under their arm...

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  • El reparto - The distribution

    En el monasterio de viven más de 1000 monjes que a las 10h 30m comen arroz y otras cosas que les han dado los fieles por la mañana El arroz esta en 4 peroles y los monjes les ponen sus raciones en los cuencos para que luego vayan a comer al refertorioin the monastery of Kha Khat Wain Kyaung are living more than 1000 monks that at 10h 30m they eat...

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  • Los cuatro Budas The Four...

    En Kyaik Pun Paya tiene cuatro Budas sentados , dandose la espalda, de 30 metros de altura cada uno y orientados mirando a los cuatro puntos cardinales Cuatro hermanas Mon estan relacionadas con su construccion y se decia que si alguna se casaba se caeria un Buda.Por lo que sea ,en el terremoto de 1930 se destruyo uno de los Budas ( en esta epoca...

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  • 2ª Guerra Mundial 2nd World War

    Cementerio por los caidos aliados en la Segunda Guerra mundial. Hay 27.000 soldados, ingleses, nepalís,australianos... enterrados y es un sitio cargado de melancolía y tristeza.Las lápidas emocionan al leerlasCementery for the allies died in the Second World WarThere are 27.000 soldiers : British, Nepalies, Australians,... burried and is a place...

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  • Kyaik Pun Paya

    Bago is know for its four seated 30m high Buddha build in 1476 by King Dhammazedi.An day trip from Yangon or a stop while travelling up north or down south.Don't pay the 10$ admission to support the governement you see enough just walking around it.Want to spend money , buy something from the kids the come to you.I know you allready have 1000...

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  • Shwemawdaw Paya

    Another nice golden stupa.Look at the Buddha in the mouth of the Chinthe.Please don't give the 10$ admission fee to the governement but spend it buying things from the local people.

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  • Allied Grave Yard II

    For me quiet moving was to see the individual graves, the first one that I really looked at was the grave of a soldier that left his life here, with an inscription in Afrikaans, the Lieutenant who died on the 27th of February 1945 was J.J.M. Smit – being South African it was a very sad moment.

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  • Allied Grave Yard

    Myanmar was also part of the bloody World War II battled. The Japanese occupation and war activities produced many Allied death from either war battles or the deadly prisoner camps. One of those camps can found along the road between Bago and Yangon.

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  • Local Transport II

    … and since few busses are available the ones that move around are always occupied to the last seat.

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Bago Restaurants

  • Indian Pancake

    Foodstall next to the Hotel Emperor.Only in the morning.The old lady bakes delicious Indian pancakes (30 cm diamtere)50 K per pieceOne of Catherine's beste meals of the whole trip

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  • Roast duck

    We had dinner in a nameless restaurant but you can't miss it on the main street.It's speciality (announced at the window) is Roast Duck.We asked and got noodles vefetable and pork for 600 K per person.The portions were large and the restaurant was very clean.I recommend it

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  • Bago: foodstalls

    The small hot snacks on the streets are delicious.This is a wonderful family living in the street of the Reclining Buddha.We asked an got us some snacks but were refused to pay. They kept on smiling so we took their picture.We even sent them this picture but friends who visited them a year later said they never received it. Due to the dictatorial...

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Bago Transportation

  • Se transporta todo-They transport...

    Como podéis ver se transporta todo y en los medios que se puedeEl cohe de atrás es el de Thaung ( The Boss) en el que hicimos todo el viaje sin ningún problemaAs you may see they transport every thing and as they canThe car in the back belongs to Thuang ( The Boss ) and on it we did the travel without any problem

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  • Todo lo que quepa-As much as possible

    El transporte por carretera impresiona al ver las furgonetas y autobuses donde se mete todo lo que quepa en el sentido estricto de la palabra, porque si no son suficientes los asientos se utiliza los techos para transportar materiales y personasThe road transport is shocking when you see the vans and buses where they put as much people and things...

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  • Renting a Car

    As introduced in the custom page (http://www.virtualtourist.com/m/203c9/11dc24/a/), in order to save time therefore not to stay one night out of Yangon, we rented a car to visit Bago and the Golden Rock. The trip was good because the driver brought us to some interesting places on the way. (Forgot how much we paid for one day.)The driver's name is...

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Bago Local Customs

  • Personajes

    Los personajes tienen una atracción y un colorido especial para nosotros. Su amabilidad y simpatía son inmensasThe people has an special attractive and colourful for us .They are very kind have very good treat

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  • La cocina - The kitchen

    En la cocina se preparan y se cocinan todos los alimentosIn the kitchen they prepare and cook all their food

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  • Austeridad

    Los monjes son austeros y no poseen muchas cosas materiales, estan limitadas a las mas imprescindibles, entre ellas el cuenco, el hábito, un colador ...y poco masThe monks do not have many material belongings , they are limited to the most essentials , between them the bowl , the gown , "un colador" ...and few things else

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Bago Tourist Traps

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    by elpariente Updated Aug 19, 2006

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    Las condiciones de los trenes son duras, pero hay algunos que llevan "puertas de bamboo"

    The trains conditions are hard , but some of them have " bamboo doors"

    Puertas de bamboo 1 puertas de bamboo 2

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Bago Off The Beaten Path

  • Mercado-Market

    Los mercados me llamaban la atención extraordinariamente por su gente y colorido.Las frutas y las verduras son de una gran variedad y además se pueden ver muchos productos que no tenemos en EspañaThe markets specially paid my attention for their people and colorfulThe fruits and vegetables have a big variety and besides you may see many products...

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  • Chiles-Chilies

    En Myanmar se come mucho picante y cultivan los chilesA orillas de la carretera seleccionan y clasifican el chile In Myanmar they eat a lot of hot food and they grow the chiliesIn the sides of the road they select and choose the chili

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  • Cosecha de arroz - Rice crop

    La cosecha de arroz se hace a mano y con grandes cuadrillas de gente que siegan y recojen el arrozteníais que ver como se reían cuando hacíamos las fotos y sobre todo cuando se veían en la cámaraThe rice crop is hand made with big teams that mow and crop the rice.You should see how much they enjoyed when we made the photos and spetially when we...

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Bago Favorites

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  • Transporte animal

    Gran parte del trannsporte se hace con carros de vacas o bufalos de agua, con los que cercan las mercancias a los centrosde distribuciónMost of the transport is made with water buffaloes or cows chariots that they use to approach the materials to the distribution centers

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  • Visa for Myanmar

    It is possible to apply for a visa via the internet prior to arrival in Myanmar. The following web pages can be used: www.visa.gov.mm (page does not always work) www.myanmarvisa.com (private service)

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  • More Shapes of the Buddha

    Another favourite is the "Relaxing Buddha" as depicted at Shwethalyaung. Note the open eyes and the feet slightly spread, which differentiates it from the Parinibbana, or death pose.. (feet together, eyes closed)

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