Bago is a very prosperous city, which has an old medieval port at around 14th and 16th century. Its history started evolved in the beginning as an Mon city of it as of the 9th century, therefore before the creation of Bagan, and the victory of Burmese. Then it will be in turn, Mon and Burmese, and will keep a dominating role until its port ensile in sands. It is today a small city animated with pretty sites and very beautiful pagodas.
The Shwemawdaw pagoda, highest (115m, i.e. higher than Shwedagon Pagoda) and one of the oldest pagodas is worth to take a walk around. It had alas to undergo several earthquakes whose traces are still perceptible.
The Shwethalyaug pagoda, very serene and very smiling Buddha lying of 15 m top 55m length and, which comes the 10th century. It is not obvious of being able to admire it so much it is venerated.
The Mahazedi pagoda, at the origin of the 16th century, but as all the other monuments so restored which it gives the impression of a recent construction.
The pagodas Hintha Gone with a very beautiful sight on the city.
The market of the city is a very picturesque liveliness where you should take a walk around.
The pagoda Kyaik Pun to approximately 3 km of Bago, 4 enormous Buddhas back with back, vis-a-vis the four cardinal points.
One of the most fabulous archeological sites of the world.
Built at the 9th century with the confluence of Chin Win and Irrawady, the kingdom of Bagan will make radiate during more than two centuries (10th at the 13th century) Theravada Buddhism. Hundreds of buildings, all built out of red bricks, remain of what was with 11th and 12th centuries one of the largest cities of the world.
Built by the king founder of the nation, Anaratha, the history of Bagan merges with the history of Buddhism with in background the warlike domination of Birmans on Mons. How much does there remain pagodas and temples with Bagan 2219 out of 42 km2 answer the archaeologists.
One to hardly imagine the size of this site at the 10th century, pagodas covered with gold, temples majestic, of more than 50 meters of top, religious enthusiasm like Buddhism perhaps never knew some...
At the 13th century the city fell to the hands from the Mongols at one time when the kingdom of Bagan was already in full stagnation, fights clans, capacity fragile. But Kubilai Khan did not destroy the city which probably owes its current survival with the very dry climate, that the total deforestation of the area (due to intense manufacture of bricks during 3 centuries) had caused.
In Bagan, one should not only be satisfied to visit, it is also necessary to feel the exceptional atmosphere of these impressed places of a thousand-year-old history, because here was written one of the most prestigious pages of the history of humanity. Visits
* The market Nyaung Oo and 1 in 5 days Byatta Market
* The Shwezigon pagoda, the origin of the style of the stupas birmans.
* Kyansittha, a papered tunnel of very interesting murals.
* Wetkyi I, Gubyaukkti and its murals of scenes of Jakata.
* The Hyilominlo temple.
* The Shweguyi temple, an intermediate style enters the first and the last period of Bagan.
* To lay down sun on Irrawady of the Bupaya pagoda.
* The temple of Ananda, symbol of Bagan, one of most perfect and the most beautiful Buddhist temples of the world.
* The Sulamani pagoda.
* Dhammayangyi, a massive temple very out of bricks.
* The Manuha temple with its giant images of the Buddha.
* Nanpaya, one of the first built temples with Bagan (9th century), the residence of captive king Mon, Manuha.
* The temple of Kubyaukkyi
* The temple of Abeyadana (frescos).
* The Somingyi monastery, very characteristic of the " style of Bagan ".
* Traditional puppet shows birmanes.
To 40 kms in the West of Pathein, One can go on the range of Chaungtha after 5 hours of road at the beginning of Yangon. One will place with the large hotel (of bungalow type), relatively rustic, but best for the moment. One will be able to go on the islands close to Po Kalar and Phyu and to taste much seafood. It is a stay easy to organize at the beginning of Yangon and much less expensive. The ranges of Chaunghta are also attended by the birmans of Yangon.
All around the estuary of the river Dawei, the site has been occupied for at least five centuries by of Mons and of the sailors' thais. The current city goes back to 1751, when it was a port for the Empire of Ayuthaya in Thailand. The British annexation took place in 1826.
Today the quiet city is deadened and opens just with the remainder of Mynamar.
In the heart of long and narrow plain in the East of Thailand, in the south of Myanmar, bordered by the sea of Andaman, Dawei occupies a strategic position. Towards the south, the opening towards the peninsula faintness, and vis-a-vis to significant groups of islands, the Heinze group, the Maung-magan group and the archipelago of Mergui, the 800 islands, most known and most beautiful being, Mali, Thahtaykyun, Kyun Show, Lampi, Pali, Letsutaw, Carrie, Zadetgalay, Zadetgyi Owen and Katharine.
Dawei is connected to the complex of Maung-magan by a new bridge (the bridge of Kamyawkin), which allows a crossing in boat towards Yangon, shorter.
Dawei is a port of shipment of tin, tungsten, rice, rubber, wood, charcoal and nut of arek.
Indeed 67% of the production of tin and tungsten come from the mines close to Harmyingo. To also note the development in the area of diamond mines.
Finally Dawei is the city nearest to the large " offshore oil rig " gas layer of Yudana connected by pipeline to Thailand.
In Dawei one speaks the bamar. It is of this area that emigrated at the 18th century towards the lake Inle, Inthas which wanted fled the engagements between the birmans and thais them.
Among the significant events, let us note in April the festival of Thingyan.
- Theinwa Kyaung, the principal Buddhist monastery of the city (Payagyi) with pretty objects of style My.
- The pagodas Shin Mothti in the south and Shin Datweh in North
- the great Buddha lying of the pagoda Lawka Tharaphu
- the most beautiful range of Maungmagan of all the ranges, is with 18 kms in the West of Dawei. A vast bay, a clear water and opposite the group the islands Maungmagan makes every visitor welcomed with fresh air. Hence, a marine sate is one of the most significant and perfectly protected sites you can found of.
In western part of Shan, 900m high land infusion lake scape, is the country's second largest lake surrounded by mountains whose name means "lake of the four villages", gathered for a long time people of origin Burmese, Inthas, the specialist in fishing, lies in the culture on the floating gardens. These "famous floating islands" are actually a mass of plants which Inthas cut out in tapes of about fifteen meters length on two meters broad and draw on the lake. They cover them with ground and of mud and make there push successfully all kinds of market gardening; including tomatoes, etc.
As for fishing, the lake being far from deep (between 1m and 5m), the fishermen imagined a kind of long rigid bow net in the shape of cone which they throw on fish that they can see the naked with a three-pronged fork close to the bow net. They needed more than two hands to achieve all these gestures: that's no problem, a foot made maneuver the boat with an oar with the vertical, while the two free hands collect fish.
The Lake Inle is also an area of great Buddhist enthusiasm and the surroundings count nearly 70 monasteries. Each year the second fortnight of October, of the high festivals colors which culminate for full moon, give to the populations of the lake opportunities to show with the Buddha the sincerity of their faith.
-With one whole day, the place can be devoted to a visit on the like. In addition to the meetings with the fishermen in full activity, where the farmers looking after " floating " island, it is absolutely necessary to see some pagodas and monasteries.
* The pagoda Phaung Daw U on pile, of the 12th century, which is well known for the country's most famous festivals of October. The four small Buddha statues, which inside are, covered so much with gold sheet (the uses of the worship are to stick these gold sheets) that they became formless about it.
* The monastery of Nga Phe Chaung, known as monastery of the "jumping cats� while back ago with famous jumping cats through hoops. However, we will recommend you to go visit Inle Heritage (Burmese cat village) instead as the temple have terminated to train the cats as of avoiding the torture of cats. Yet, this is one of the most famous and wonderful places where you can explore wooden temple of 18th century and the ancient Buddha statues.
* The monastery of Pein Daw
* The floating market