Kanbawzathadi Palace was constructed by King Bayinnaung. The king is known to be the founder of the second Myanmar Empire. In 1556, when king constructed a new palace towards the south of the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, he gave the palace the name Kanbawzathadi. The palace comprised of seventy six apartments and halls. In 1599, the palace was burnt.
The palace site was burrowed by the Department of Archaeology in the 1993. During the excavations, the brick foundations and plinths were found. The other findings were teak ... read more
In 1476 Maha Kalyani Sima was constructed which is still existing and witnessed many changes from the history of Bago and is derived from Sri Lanka. It is the first copy of Maha Kalyani Sima in Sri Lanka around the state, which contains 397 halls; it was constructed by King Dhammazedi. In 1599, the Portuguese invader Philip De Brito, ransacked and burned the Maha Kalyani Sima, again in 1757 under the reign of King Aloungpaya, it was destroyed after the reconstruction. Furthermore, the natural disasters including th... read more
It is often mentioned as Golden God temple, which is a stupa situated in Bago. It is considered as one of the tallest pagoda in Myanmar, which is 375 feet high. Annual festival of Pagoda is a 10-day long celebration, which takes place during the Burmese month of Tago.
It was built in the 10 century that was around 70 ft tall and built by the Mon in order to hold two hairs of Buddha. It was damaged several times because of earthquakes. In 982 and 1385, tooth relics are added. Moreover, it also include a ... read more