Formerly known as Syriam. This colonial town was built by the British for its port and petroleum refinery plant. Kyaikkhauk Pagoda, Yele Pagoda (Pagoda in the middle of the water), the tombs of 2 famous Myanmar poets of 16th century, an 18th century Portuguese Church and a century-old sacred Heart Church are the places of interest.
Allied War Memorial Cemetery
Bago is a historical town, 80 km northeast of Yangon. Shwe Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha, Shwe Mawdaw Pagoda, Kanbawza Thadi Palace are some the places of interest. Monyingyi and Pho Kyar camps are popular destinations for ecotourism trips.
One of the wonders of the world, also know as Golden Rock. The 5.5 meters high shrine is built on a gold-plated boulder delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff at the top of Mt. Kyaikto. its gives the viewer the sensation that it is about to fall down into the valley at any moment. About 160 km from Yangon. It is 11 km up - hill climb from Kinpun base camp which is the starting point for either beginning the four hour hike up or catching one the open trucks for a spectacular ride up to the Hermit Hill Base Camp. Visitors still have about 30 minutes walk up to the Pagoda area. (Porters and palanquins are available to carry luggage and visitors who are weak to climb up the hill).
285 km north of Yangon. Thayekhittaya (Sri Ksetra), a few km north-east of Pyay, an archaeological site of the ancient Pyu capital (5th to 9th century). Shwesandaw Pagoda, Hsehtakyi Pagoda, Shwe Phone Pwint Museum, Bawbawgyi Pagoda and Bebe Pagoda are some interesting places in & around Pyay.