It is situated only 80 km away from Yangon (2- hour drive). Having been an ancient royal capital of Mon Kingdom in 15th century, Bago (Pegu) is now one of the archaeological sites in Myanmar. Tourist attractions in Bago are Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Shwetharlyaung Pagoda (massive reclining Buddha image), Kyaik Pun Pagoda (Four faces Pagoda), Kalyani Sima (Ordination Hall), Hinthargone, Kyakhat wine Monastery, Sete Village, Myathar Lyaung, Shwegugyi & Shwegulay and Mahazedi. Also recommended is a visit to the Place of king Bayinnaung, time permitting. Bago is worth a day's excursion from Yangon.