Bago (or Pegu) is the ancient capital of Burma known today as Myanmar. Just 80 kilometers to the northeast of Yangon, this beautiful city is settled right by the Bago River. The town is bathed in legends. According to one of them, Buddha himself had predicted that a Buddhist country would prosper in the place where Bago now stands. Your eleven hour tour of Bago will be rich in culture and history with your English speaking guide always ready to answer questions. Visit the Taukkyan War Cemetery and the Shwemawdaw Pagoga before stopping for lunch at your own expense. As the tour continues, you'll get to visit the Shwethalyaung Buddha, a 55 meter reclining Buddha to the west of the city, as well as the Kyaik Pun Pagoda and the extravagant Kanbawzathadi Palace, consisting of 76 apartments and halls and explore the city's royal past.