TwanteTwante
After spending a couple of days seeing the highlights of Yangon, you should make a day trip to Twante, a small town known for its pottery. It is located on the bank of the Twante Canal, which was dug during the colonial era as a short cut between the Yangon river and the Ayeyarwady Delta. Fishing and pottery are its main industries. The earthen pots produced there come in various shapes and sizes, and are widely used in the delta region.



Kyauktan
KyauktanAnother interesting day trip from Yangon is Kyauktan, a small town which is located 24km southeast of Yangon. Kyauktan is famous for Yele Paya, a temple which perches on a tiny island in the middle of the river which is an enjoyable place to feed the big catfish splashing about at the temple complex's edge. The town has a very relaxed atmosphere, with shaded streets to stroll along, which is very enjoyable.




BagoBago
The city of Bago is a two-hour drive from Yangon. It is one of the major historical cities in Myanmar as it was the capital in the days of Myanmars' kings. It is believed that the city was built in AD 753 by two Mon princes. Nowadays Bago has a population of nearly 500,000. Most of the people here are Buddhists and the city has many historical buildings, famous temples and monasteries.

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