Famous places in Bago MyanmarFamous places in Bago Myanmar
Places to go in the Bago region, Myanmar
Bago, known in the Myanmar historical context by many different names - Hantharwaddy, Orrisa and Pegu - was used as the headquarters of Myanmar's government from the 14th to eighteenth centuries. It is often used by the Mon monarchs as the capitol and unique capitol of the second Myanmar empire around the sixteenth centuries. Only 80 kilometres from Yangon, Bago can be easily accessed from Yangon in about two hour.
Known for its sacred places, it is an easy daily excursion from Yangon. Gold medieval statue in the center of the city of Bago is considered the highest statue in Myanmar with a altitude of over 347 ft\114 metres. According to legends, the statue venerated Buddha's internal relicts.
Said to have been constructed during the lifetime of Buddha over 2600 years ago and reconstructed around the third millennium BC, it had to be reconstructed many numbers of occasions along the documented Myanmar historical route because it is within the seismic area. After the second seismic event the staupa was levelled.
In 1952 the Stupa was reconstructed by the masses and the state. Constructed by the moon king Magadeikpa in the tenth c., with a length of about 180ft\60 meters, the Buddha picture followed the designs of the old Myanmar men, known as the Mahaparinivana pose - Buddha in reclining pose with his neck on the cushion, is from another famous place in Bago.
And the king constructed the picture to commemorate his conversion to Buddhism. Restored by the Myanmar Queens and Queens, among them the famous King Bayintnaung, who reigned the second Myanmar Empire. In the early and mid nineteenth centuries, during the Myanmar-British War, it was hidden and destroyed by tall shrubs and shrubs.
In the west part of Bago is another sacred site, known as Kyaik Pun or four-way Buddha-pictures. Dammazedi (1572-92), four Buddha pictures in seated positions to the four points of the compass. Even the Buddha pictures are not visible. Pictures are about 30m\100 ft high. When you want to see a hundred friars queuing for their last dinner (lunch) of the afternoon, Kya Khat Waing Monastery is one of the places where you can watch and see Bago.
They come from various Myanmar counties and areas. Various ethnic groups were organised in union by the abbey under the teachings of Buddha. An individual Hindar fowl is the Mon people's icon, while two fowl, one on the back of another, are the Bago region's icon. Legends have it that Buddha predicted that there would be a great empire when he saw two Hinthars lying on a small islet.
As Bayintnaung came to the throne, he constructed a statue devoted to legends. During the Second World War the initial stamp was bombed. U Khan Ti the recluse restored it. It was also famous among the worshipers of the spirits and magicians. Whilst you are in Bago, your journey will not end without a visit to the restored Bayintnaung Castle.
Bayintnaung King (1551-1581) established the second Myanmar Imperium, the biggest in Myanmar histori. Thus he reconstructed the Hantharwaddy town - the town of the Hinthar bird - together with the Kanbawza Thardi Palace. They were covered with a golden rooftop, according to the records of Ralph Fitch and the Venice businessman Caesar Friedrich.
Bayintnaung's foes set the town and the castle on fire after the king's deaths. Archaeological section dug up and reconstructed both chateau houses around 1995.