Bago is round two hours drive away from Yangon and were on our way
to the Golden Rock.
Bago is one of the oldest cities in Myanmar. We liked this bustling provincial town with a lot of life very well, especially the adventurous vehicles and the market.
We had unfortunately not enough time to visit the main sanctuary and symbol of the city, the Shwe-maw-daw Pagoda . We saw it only from the distance. There was also no time for a visit of the Shwethalyaung Buddha. But we were already there in 2001 and the images can be seen in our photo gallery 2001.
The area of Bago is scenically very attractive. We drove along the river for a long time and had a stop at a fishing village. Here the fish are processed directly on the street and afterwards dried. Not really a fragrance for our noses, but very interesting.
There was also a visit by a Pottery family. With very simple tools they make wonderful jars. Most surprised us the burning kiln. Nearly 1000 units are under the steaming pile of straw.
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