Compassionate Travel Myanmar

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Bago

Bago

Introducing Bago

Specialist Subject: Introducing Bago

If it wasn't for its abundance of religious sites and the remains of its former palace, it would be hard to tell that this scrappy town – 50 miles northeast of Yangon on the old highway to Mandalay – was once capital of southern Myanmar. The awarding of a contract to a South Korean consortium to build the country's new Hanthawady International Airport (due for completion in 2018) is set to revive Bago's fortunes.

 

Kanbawza Thadi Palace
Destination Explainations
Specialist Subject:Kanbawza Thadi Palace

If it wasn't for its abundance of religious sites and the remains of its former palace, it would be hard to tell that this scrappy town – 50 miles northeast of Yangon on the old highway to Mandalay – was once capital of southern Myanmar. The awarding of a contract to a South Korean consortium to build the country's new Hanthawady International Airport (due for completion in 2018) is set to revive Bago's fortunes.
Best time Evening time before sunset.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Destination Explainations

Specialist Subject: Myatthalaung Pagoda
Built by the Mon in 994 this big Buddha was restored several times but was overgrown by the jungle after the total destruction of Bago by the Burmans in 1757. The 55 meter long and 16 meter high reclining Buddha is well known in Bago. It was rediscovered in 1880 and restored again several times to bring it to this condition. This huge reclining Buddha with a sign on the platform in front of the image giving the measurements of each body part. It is reputed to be one of the most lifelike of all reclining Buddhas. The Myanmar people say that the image represents Buddha in a 'relaxing' mode.
Measurements of the reclining Buddha Image
Height at the shoulder is 52.5 feet (16m). Extent of the face is 22.5feet (6.9m). Lengthwise dimension of the throat is 7.5 feet (2.3m). Length of the upper torso is 47.5 feet (14.5m). Length of the ear is 15 feet (4.6m). Length of the eyebrows is 7.5 feet (2.3m). Width of the mouth is 7.5 feet (2.3m). Width of each eye is 3.5feet (1.1m). Bridge of the nose is 7.5 feet (2.3m). Length of the sole of the foot is 25.5 feet (7.8m). Dimension of the palm lengthwise is 22 feet (6.7m). Height of the big toe is 6 feet (1.8m).