Pyay - formerly Prome ( 5-hour drive from Yangon) is one of beautiful spots and stop on the Yangon-Bagan Highway in Myanmar with a breezy location on the Ayeyarwaddy River. Three Ancient Myanmar Pyu Cities which were excavated, Halin (near Shwebo), Beikthano (near Taungdwingyi) and Sri Ksetra (in Pyay) are listed as Unesco World Heritage sites. They were existed from 2nd century BCE to Mid-11th century. Sri Ksetra Ancient city is easily accessible, just 15 minutes away from Pyay. Shwe sandaw ; one of the most famous ancient pagodas, Baw Gyi Pagoda, Payagyi and Payama Pagoda, north of the old city walls are conically-styled and were built about the sometime as the Be Be Temple.
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