Bago, an ancient city of Mon Kingdom is located 80km away from yangon. Lots of Buddhas and treasure filled temple can be seen in Bago.
Top attraction in Bago are Shwethalyaung Buddha, Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Kyaik Pun Paya and Kanbawzathadi Palace.
Twante is a small town well noted for its pottery, cotton-weaving. Getting there with a ferry, gliding past fishers and overlooking at the villages on land and large cargo boats steaming towards Yangon.
Thanlyin & Kyauktan is the small, rural towns, right across the river from Yangon. Thanlyin was a major port city until King AlaungPaya destroyed in 1756 and now a day after Yangon took over, Thanlyin is a low-key industrial town.
One of the top attraction is Yele Paya, a sparkling floating temple situated in the middle of the river.