Pyay

  • Location: Bago region, 274 km away from Yangon
  • Status: an important trading center between Upper and Central Myanmar
  • Population: 1,050,622 (estimated 2002)
  • Area: 7,641.9 square kilometers
  • Religion: Buddhism
  • Highlight: Sriksetra (or Thayekhittaya), the ancient capital of Pyu Kingdom

On the trip from Yangon to Bagan or Mandalay, visitors can drop by Pyay, an interesting stop as well as an important commercial and trading center among Rakhine State, the Central and Upper Myanmar. Formerly known as Prome, Pyay city is located 274 kilometers (170 miles) north of Yangon, across the Ayeyawaddy River, and is easily accessible by rail and road. Places of interest in Pyay include Buddhist related constructions and archaeological sites.

On the trip from Yangon to Bagan or Mandalay, visitors can drop by Pyay, an interesting stop as well as an important commercial and trading center among Rakhine State, the Central and Upper Myanmar. Formerly known as Prome, Pyay city is located 274 kilometers (170 miles) north of Yangon, across the Ayeyawaddy River, and is easily accessible by rail and road. Places of interest in Pyay include Buddhist related constructions and archaeological sites.

The highlight of a Pyay visit for sure is Thayekhittaya (or Sriksetra) – the ancient capital of Pyu Kingdom in the time period of from the fifth to the ninth century. Standing behind thorny bushes dotted with beautiful white flowers, the site consists of several antique pagodas like Patagyi and Bawbawgyi. Also, there is a small museum displaying artifacts such as royal funerary vases, silver coins, stone carvings, terracotta votive tablets, and statues of Bodhisattva, Dvarapala, Vishnu, Lakshmi as well as other Hindu deities.

The country was split into two parts – Upper and Lower Burma – in the 19th century, and the major exchanging panel between these two is Ayeyarwaddy River. Lying across this river is the range of Akauk Taung (Gautama Hill) which is full of Buddha images supposed to be carved by traders stopping for a while at the area. Located about 15 kilometers away from Pyay is the small town of Shwetaung, which is famous for its two pagodas: Shwemyettman – Pagoda of Golden Spectacles, and Shwenattaung – Pagoda of Golden Spirit Mountain.

Pyay Tours

  •  Explore Bago in many places such as pagodas, monasteries and markets.
  •   Have bird-watching in Moeyingy Wetlands and knowledge of many kinds of bird.
  •   Visit local markets and Cheroot factory to learn about local daily life.
  •   Have sightseeing and the time for taking photograph along the tour.
Experiences :
  •  Experiencing a joyful vacation to the two famous cities in Myanmar-Yangon and Bagan.
  •   Taking a visit to the mysterious and well designed pagodas and temples.
  •   Enjoying the spectacular view of Bagan city on the top of Mt. Popa.
  •   Getting more knowledge about life and work of the Burmese by visits to traditional villages and local market.
Experiences :
  •  Discovering the beauty of the capital city of Naypyidaw.
  •   Visiting many ancient places in Myanmar: Shwesandaw Pagoda, Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, Sule Pagoda
  •   Studying life of the local people in Buda villages standing on cliffs.
  •   Exploring the wonderful Yangon through the ancient buildings such as Karaweik Hall, Sule Pagoda or China Town.
Experiences :
  •  Discovering culture and history of Myanmar throughout religious buildings.
  •   Exploring life and people in the two cities of Pyay and Yangon.
  •   Enjoying one of the most wonderful moment - the sunset at spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda.
Experiences :
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Attractions In Pyay

Bawbawgyi Paya
Located in the south of the museum, outside the city walls, are cylindrical Bawbawgyi Paya....
Payagyi Pagoda
Payagyi pagoda was built in the early part of the Thayekhittaya Pyu period. Though it belongs to...
Shwe Nat Taung Pagoda
Beside Shwe Myetman Buddha Image, Shwe Nat Taung Pagoda, which was once called Shwetaung (golden...
Shwesandaw Pagoda
Located on the eastern bank of Ayeyarwaddy River, Shwesandaw Pagoda, which has the former name of...
Thayekhittaya
Located about 5 miles to the east of the busy trade town Pyay which can be comfortably reached from...

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