After getting our bearings and kyats (the local currency, pronounced “chats”) in Yangon, we decided to visit Bago, a bustling small town a two-hour drive northeast. The decision to travel here was primarily due to having three weeks in the country and a large gap of where to go. While we initially marked numerous cities Read Post
This short video does not truly convey how frightening it is to ride a motorbike taxi at night in Myanmar. There are no traffic lights or seat belts (and obviously no mounts for cameras, hence the shaky view). We survived, but definitely came away with a couple gray hairs.
Bago (previously known as Pegu) is a short couple hour bus ride northeast from Yangon. There is quite a number of sights to see, mainly related to Buddhism. Some of these include the Shwemawdaw Paya, Snake Monastery, Paleik Snake Monastery, Shwetaungyoe Paya, Mahazedi Paya, Shwethalyaung Buddha, Naung Daw Gyi Mya Tha Lyaung, and the Four Read Post